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"usage" in British English

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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 ​commonEnglish usage The ​earliestrecorded 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"usage" in American English

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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 ​particularlanguage, or an ​example of such use: [C] We use ​African-American, which is the ​currentpreferred 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 ​studytrackscreditcard usage over the last ten ​years.
(Definition of usage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"usage" in Business English

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usagenoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈjuːsɪdʒ/
the ​process of using something: The ​softwareallows marketers to ​track the usage ​patterns of each ​customer.
the ​amount of something used, such as ​energy, ​internettime, etc.: The ​planoffersunlimitedinternet 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 ​targetconsumers at the most ​effectivetimes.
(Definition of usage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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