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usagenoun

 us   /ˈju·sɪdʒ/
  • 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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usagenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈjuːsɪdʒ/
the process of using something: The software allows marketers to track the usage patterns of each customer.
the amount of something used, such as energy, internet time, etc.: The plan offers unlimited internet usage. usage charges/fees/rates
usage occasion
MARKETING the times of day, etc. when someone uses a particular product or service, and the reasons that they use it: Online marketers apply usage occasion data to target consumers at the most effective times.
(Definition of usage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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