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English noun: usage

1. usage (act) the act of using


SamplesHe warned against the use of narcotic drugs.
Skilled in the utilization of computers.


Synonymsemployment, exercise, use, utilisation, utilization


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)abuse, application, development, exploitation, misuse, play, practical application, practice, recycling

2. usage (act) accepted or habitual practice


Synonymscustom, usance


Broader (hypernym)pattern, practice, survival


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

3. usage (communication) the customary manner in which a language (or a form of a language) is spoken or written


SamplesEnglish usage.
A usage borrowed from French.


Broader (hypernym)language, linguistic communication









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