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usage

  
1    control, employment, handling, management, operation, regulation, running, treatment, use  
2    convention, custom, form, habit, matter of course, method, mode, practice, procedure, regime, routine, rule, tradition, wont  
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usage

  
  ( usages    plural  )
1       n-uncount   Usage is the way in which words are actually used in particular contexts, especially with regard to their meanings.  
usu with supp  
The word `undertaker' had long been in common usage..., He was a stickler for the correct usage of English.     
2       n-count   A usage is a meaning that a word has or a way in which it can be used.  
It's very definitely a usage which has come over to Britain from America.     
3       n-uncount   Usage is the degree to which something is used or the way in which it is used.  
usu with supp  
Parts of the motor wore out because of constant usage..., If your water usage is very small it may be worthwhile opting for a meter.     

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usable, unsafe, used, umbrage

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exp.
abbreviated from whassup?/what's up? American usage. Colloquial.
quoi de neuf?
adj.
in modern usage, especially among young people, also used disparagingly to mean 'rubbish' or 'ridiculous'
that is so gay: c'est nase
n.
set of words and word groups together with their definition, translation, grammar category or usage examples, and which can be searched through an index or a search engine
n.
a form of workout based on the usage of high heels
also called legwork

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