a customary way of doing something; a custom or practice: the usages of the last 50 years.
the customary manner in which a language or a form of a language is spoken or written: English usage; a grammar based on usage rather than on arbitrary notions of correctness.
- non·us·age, noun
- use, usage (see usage note at the current entry)
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How to use usage in a sentence
This is not the time to change the rules when it comes to Internet data usage and increase costs.Comcast suspends Internet data limits, fees for Northeast customers | Tony Romm | February 3, 2021 | Washington Post
Omnispace is using its new capital from Fortress to flesh out its services and finish up pilot trials with some mobile operators and prepare the network for commercial usage starting in 2023, with the network ready in 2022.Omnispace raises $60M to fuse satellites and 5G into one ubiquitous network | Danny Crichton | February 2, 2021 | TechCrunch
Video game usage is surging to record highs, enriching game developers and console makers, and boosting sales for e-commerce platforms.The video game industry is leaving GameStop behind | Adam Epstein | January 28, 2021 | Quartz
Ultimately, the search bar got more usage, she said, and while it helped lead to overall higher conversions, Complex was also able to track trends and popular items by seeing what people frequently searched for.‘Turn readers into shoppers’: Complex Shop’s journey to prevent cart abandonment | Kayleigh Barber | January 26, 2021 | Digiday
To give you a better understanding of its practical usage, we’ve also included real-life examples from B2B companies.B2B lead generation using Instagram Stories: Six tips with examples | Sumeet Anand | January 22, 2021 | Search Engine Watch
In The Sense of Style, Steven Pinker settles a war among the scolds with a sensible approach to usage.Go Ahead, End With a Preposition: Grammar Rules We All Can Live With | Nick Romeo | November 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
What infuriates some purists is the fact that correct usage ultimately depends on the majority of speakers.Go Ahead, End With a Preposition: Grammar Rules We All Can Live With | Nick Romeo | November 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After food stamp usage hit record-breaking numbers in 2013, Congress tried to pare back the benefit.
Many people time their medication usage or implement behavioral changes as soon as they experience their specific aura.
The league also permanently banned four players for drug usage.Mark Cuban Warns That Basketball Players Could Get the Sterling Treatment Next | Evan Weiner | June 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Ill-usage” expresses the date of the death of Columbus in 1506, as he died in great neglect.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Every rigor of hard fare, and severe usage, was inexorably brought upon him.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
Age and usage were to be of no avail in bringing this wretched piece of workmanship up to the standard of the average.Antonio Stradivari | Horace William Petherick
Their rights and limitations in this regard are also bounded by charter, by-laws and usage.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
The authority of a factor to fix the terms of selling may be by agreement or by usage, like any other agent.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
British Dictionary definitions for usage
the act or a manner of using; use; employment
constant use, custom, or habit
something permitted or established by custom or practice
what is actually said in a language, esp as contrasted with what is prescribed
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