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mileagenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈmaɪ.lɪdʒ/

mileage noun [U] (DISTANCE TRAVELLED)

the distance that a vehicle has travelled or the distance that it can travel using a particular amount of fuel: "What's the mileage on your car?" "Oh, about 40,000." Smaller cars have better mileage and so cost less to run.

mileage noun [U] (MONEY FOR TRAVEL)

(also mileage allowance) the amount of money that you are paid or that you must pay for each mile you travel: The car costs £70 a day to rent, but you get unlimited mileage (= no charge for the miles travelled).

mileage noun [U] (ADVANTAGE)

informal the advantage that you can get from a situation: There's no mileage in complaining to the director - she'll just ignore you. political mileage
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