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usagenoun

uk   us   /ˈjuː.sɪdʒ/

usage noun (WORD)

C1 [C or U] the way a particular word in a language, or a language in general, is used: a guide to common English usage The earliest recorded usage of the word is in the twelfth century.C1 [U] the way something is treated or used: Sports equipment is designed to withstand hard usage.

usage noun (PERSON)

[U] formal the bad and unfair way someone treats you: Many had complained about the usage they'd received at his hands.
(Definition of usage from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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