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"mileage" in British English

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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 ​particularamount of ​fuel: "What's the mileage on ​yourcar?" "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 ​carcosts £70 a ​day to ​rent, but you getunlimited mileage (= no ​charge for the ​milestravelled).
(Definition of mileage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mileage" in American English

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mileagenoun [U]

(also milage)  us   /ˈmɑɪ·lɪdʒ/
the ​distance that a ​vehicle has ​traveled: What’s the mileage on ​yourcar? Mileage is also the ​distance a ​vehicle can ​travel using a ​particularamount of ​fuel: Smaller ​cars get ​better mileage.
(Definition of mileage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mileage" in Business English

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mileagenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /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 ​carcosts £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 ​gainpolitical 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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