Definition of “usage” - English Dictionary

“usage” in American English

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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)

“usage” in Business English

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usagenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈjuːsɪdʒ/ us

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.:

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)