Usage meaning

yo͝osĭj, -zĭj
The act, way, or extent of using or treating; treatment; use.
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The way in which a word, phrase, etc. is used to express a particular idea; customary manner of using the words of a given language in speaking or writing, or an instance of this.
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(lexicography) The ways and contexts in which spoken and written words are used, determined by a lexicographer's intuition or from corpus analysis.
  • Correct or proper use of language, proclaimed by some authority.
  • Geographic, social, or temporal restrictions on the use of words.
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The manner or the amount of using; use.
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Usage is defined as the way that something is being used, or to the proper way to make use of something such as a word or phrase or tool.

When the power company measures how and when people use power, this is an example of a study of usage.

When you use a word incorrectly, this is an example of an improper usage.

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Long-continued or established practice; habitual or customary use or way of acting; custom; habit.
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Origin of usage

  • Middle English from Old French from us from Latin ūsus from past participle of ūtī to use

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman and Old French usage.

    From Wiktionary