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English definition of “usage”

usage

noun (WORD)    /ˈjuː.sɪdʒ/
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.Linguistic terms and linguistic style C1 [U] the way something is treated or used: Sports equipment is designed to withstand hard usage.Using and misusing
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