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English noun: usance

1. usance (time) the period of time permitted by commercial usage for the payment of a bill of exchange (especially a foreign bill of exchange)


Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period


Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism

2. usance (process) (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing


SamplesThe consumption of energy has increased steadily.


Synonymsconsumption, economic consumption, use, use of goods and services


Broader (hypernym)demand


Narrower (hyponym)conspicuous consumption


Domain categoryeconomic science, economics, political economy

3. usance (act) accepted or habitual practice


Synonymscustom, usage


Broader (hypernym)pattern, practice, survival


Narrower (hyponym)Americanism, Anglicism, Britishism, consuetude, couvade, Germanism, habit, hijab, rite, ritual, use









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