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usage

noun  /ˈju·sɪdʒ/ us  

usage noun (USE OF WORDS)

[C/U] the way in which words are used by the people who speak and write a particular language, or an example of such use: [C] We use African-American, which is the current preferred usage.

usage noun (USE OF THINGS)

[U] the use of something, the way in which it is used, or how much it has been used: The study tracks credit card usage over the last ten years.
(Definition of usage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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