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mileage

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ˈmaɪlɪdʒ/
TRANSPORT the distance that a vehicle has travelled: The mileage on the vehicle is quite low – only 30,000.
TRANSPORT the distance that a vehicle can travel using a particular amount of fuel: Smaller cars have better mileage and so cost less to run.
( also mileage allowance) WORKPLACE, TRANSPORT the amount of money that you are paid for each mile you travel: It emerged that he had claimed for mileage on two days when he was on holiday.
TRANSPORT the number of miles that you are allowed to travel in a vehicle that you pay to use: The car costs £30 a day to rent, but you get unlimited mileage.
the advantage that you can get from a situation: get/gain mileage from sth The prime minister's critics have accused him of trying to gain political mileage from the disaster.mileage in (doing) sth There's no mileage in complaining to the Director - she'll just ignore you.
(Definition of mileage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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