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Definition 1: the act of using - [noun denoting act]

Samples where usage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
  • skilled in the utilization of computers

Synonyms for usage in the sense of this definition

(usage is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of usage ) the exercise of a profession

"the practice of the law" "I took over his practice when he retired"

(... is a kind of usage ) utilization or exercise

"the play of the imagination"

(... is a kind of usage ) improper or excessive use

"alcohol abuse" "the abuse of public funds"

(... is a kind of usage ) the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful

"the development of Alaskan resources" "the exploitation of copper deposits"

(... is a kind of usage ) the act of processing used or abandoned materials for use in creating new products

(... is a kind of usage ) the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose

"he advocated the application of statistics to the problem" "a novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis"

Definition 2: accepted or habitual practice - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for usage in the sense of this definition

(usage is a kind of ...) a customary way of operation or behavior

"it is their practice to give annual raises" "they changed their dietary pattern"

(usage is a kind of ...) something that survives

(... is a kind of usage ) the custom in some Islamic societies of women dressing modestly outside the home

"she observes the hijab and does not wear tight clothing"

(... is a kind of usage ) (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition

"owls have nocturnal habits" "she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair" "long use had hardened him to it"

(... is a kind of usage ) a custom that is peculiar to Germany or its citizens

(... is a kind of usage ) a custom among some peoples whereby the husband of a pregnant wife is put to bed at the time of bearing the child

(... is a kind of usage ) a custom or usage that has acquired the force of law

(... is a kind of usage ) a custom that is peculiar to England or its citizens

(... is a kind of usage ) a custom that is peculiar to the United States or its citizens

(... is a kind of usage ) any customary observance or practice

Definition 3: the customary manner in which a language (or a form of a language) is spoken or written - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where usage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • English usage
  • a usage borrowed from French

(usage is a kind of ...) a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols

"he taught foreign languages" "the language introduced is standard throughout the text" "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"

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