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There are many different kinds of PCs. You have fixed, virtual, tablets, notebooks, ultrabooks, desktops, workstations. What you find in commercial PCs, business PCs, is that there's a really long tail of usage on client devices.
Michael Dell

Meaning of "usage" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD USAGE

Via Old French, from Latin ūsususe (n).
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF USAGE

usage  [ˈjuːsɪdʒ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF USAGE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Usage is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES USAGE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Usage

Usage is the manner in which written and spoken language is used. H. W. Fowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage "defines usage as 'points of grammar, syntax, style, and the choice of words'". The Oxford Dictionary of English defines usage as "the way in which a word or phrase is normally and correctly used." But the word's meaning can be ambiguous. It can mean "the way people actually use language" or it can mean "the way one group of people feel other people ought to use it." The Chicago Manual of Style notes that "the great mass of linguistic issues that writers and editors wrestle with don't really concern grammar at all—they concern usage: the collective habits of a language's native speakers." It goes on to note that "the standards of good usage change, however slowly." Dictionaries are not always accurate guides to "good usage." "Despite occasional usage notes, lexicographers generally disclaim any intent to guide writers and editors on the thorny points of English usage."...

Definition of usage in the English dictionary

The first definition of usage in the dictionary is the act or a manner of using; use; employment. Other definition of usage is constant use, custom, or habit. Usage is also something permitted or established by custom or practice.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH USAGE


abusage
æbˈjuːsɪdʒ
brassage
ˈbræsɪdʒ
disusage
dɪsˈjuːsɪdʒ
dosage
ˈdəʊsɪdʒ
expressage
ɪkˈsprɛsɪdʒ
malaxage
ˈmɑːlæksɪdʒ
message
ˈmɛsɪdʒ
misusage
ˌmɪsˈjuːsɪdʒ
off-message
ˌɒfˈmesɪdʒ
overdosage
ˌəʊvəˈdəʊsɪdʒ
passage
ˈpæsɪdʒ
presage
ˈprɛsɪdʒ
repassage
riːˈpæsɪdʒ
rite-of-passage
ˌraɪtəvˈpæsɪdʒ
sausage
ˈsɒsɪdʒ
spousage
ˈspaʊsɪdʒ
surplusage
ˈsɜːpləsɪdʒ
Telemessage
ˈtɛlɪˌmɛsɪdʒ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE USAGE

us
USA
usability
usable
usableness
usably
USAF
usager
usance
USB
USB drive
USB key
USB port
USCG
USDA
USDAW
USDI
use
use up
use-by date

WORDS THAT END LIKE USAGE

corsage
dressage
envisage
error message
get the message
instant message
massage
Northwest Passage
Osage
paysage
rite de passage
rite of passage
sage
stone massage
subliminal message
Swedish massage
telephone message
text message
vernissage
visage

Synonyms and antonyms of usage in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «USAGE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «usage» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of usage

Translation of «usage» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF USAGE

Find out the translation of usage to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of usage from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «usage» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

使用
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

uso
570 millions of speakers

English

usage
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उपयोग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الاستخدام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

использование
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

uso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্যবহার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

usage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penggunaannya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gebrauch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

語法
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

단어의 용법
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Panggunaan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sử dụng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பயன்பாடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वापर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kullanım
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

uso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wykorzystanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Використання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

utilizare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χρήση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gebruik
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

användning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bruk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of usage

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «USAGE»

The term «usage» is very widely used and occupies the 3.295 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «USAGE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «usage» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «usage» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about usage

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10 QUOTES WITH «USAGE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word usage.
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Kathy Acker
I'm really fascinated and you know I've been wondering about that usage of language, various breathing techniques and why in these practices language is being used in another way.
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Mary Hunter Austin
The manner of the country makes the usage of life there, and the land will not be lived in except in its own fashion.
3
David Bohm
My suggestion is that at each state the proper order of operation of the mind requires an overall grasp of what is generally known, not only in formal logical, mathematical terms, but also intuitively, in images, feelings, poetic usage of language, etc.
4
Vint Cerf
Their Internet usage is growing very rapidly, and even they can do the math: If everyone in China needed an IPv4 address - just one - this country would use up one third of the entire public IP address space.
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Joe Dante
What's the shelf life of a 1931 movie? If it still exists, there will always be film buffs and a niche audience who will want to see it. But in terms of people even understanding in common usage, some of the words we use to describe these movies, I don't know how long that's going to last.
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Joe Dante
I've sort of closed my mind off to reality shows: I just don't watch them, don't care about them, don't know who the characters are, but they're all in general usage.
7
Michael Dell
Computing shows up in many different ways. You have computing that you wear, computing that you carry. What you think of as the traditional PC market has a long tail of usage, particularly in the commercial world, but also in consumer.
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Michael Dell
There are many different kinds of PCs. You have fixed, virtual, tablets, notebooks, ultrabooks, desktops, workstations. What you find in commercial PCs, business PCs, is that there's a really long tail of usage on client devices.
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Virgil Goode
It is important that the United States move with all deliberate speed to develop and get into usage alternative fuels that will allow us to end our dependence on foreign oil.
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Gunter Grass
I have heard my fill of hurtful words. I think it's especially egregious when citizens like me, who point out abuses in their country, are referred to as 'do-gooders.' This is how a phrase that can be used to stop an argument dead becomes part of common usage.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «USAGE»

Discover the use of usage in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to usage and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Dictionary of Modern English Usage: The Classic First Edition
Now one of today's leading experts on the language, David Crystal, has reassessed Fowler's contribution in this fascinating new edition.
H. W. Fowler, David Crystal, 2009
2
The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage
Offers more than six hundred alphabetically-arranged entries that provide guidelines on questions of spelling, punctuation, English usage, grammar, syntax, and style.
Allan M. Siegal, William G. Connolly, 1999
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Garner's Modern American Usage
Another first in this edition is the panel of critical readers: 120-plus commentators who have helped Garner reassess and update the text, so that every page has been improved.
Bryan Garner, 2009
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The American Heritage Book of English Usage: A Practical and ...
The result is this practical guide that includes chapters on grammar, style, diction, gender, social groups, pronunciation, word formation, science terms, and a subject and a word index.
Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries, 1996
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Common Errors in English Usage
Online version of Common Errors in English Usage written by Paul Brians.
Paul Brians, 2003
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Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage
Explains the correct use of words that pose special problems of confused or disputed language
Merriam-Webster, Inc, 1994
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A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage
Bryan A. Garner, an editor, academic and practicing lawyer, has written an accessible, authoritative, and up-to-date guide that will help anyone in the legal thicket to write better.
Bryan A. Garner, 2001
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A Commonsense Guide to Grammar and Usage
The text also includes writing coverage and brief documentation guides for MLA and APA, making it a useful reference for a variety of college courses. Read the preface.
Larry Beason, Mark Lester, 2011
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Social Media: Usage and Impact
Social Media: Usage and Impact, edited by Hana S. Noor Al-Deen and John Allen Hendricks, provides a comprehensive and scholarly analysis of social media while combining both the implementation and the effect of social media in various ...
Hana S. Noor Al-Deen, John Allen Hendricks, 2012
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The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style
The basic grammar, punctuation, spelling, and idiomatic phrases of American English are covered in this witty but concise guide to usage and style in the U.S. version of the language. Original.
Bryan A. Garner, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «USAGE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term usage is used in the context of the following news items.
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ERCOT sees record electric usage this last week of July
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Triple digit temperatures are settling over Texas and people are responding by cranking down their thermostats. The Electric Reliability ... «KXAN.com, Jul 15»
2
Video Will Dominate Mobile Usage by 2020
Ericsson also predicts that by 2020, 90% of the world population will have access to mobile broadband networks, causing mobile data usage to soar. Worldwide ... «MediaPost Communications, Jun 15»
3
Free Wi-fi in Delhi: Access to be on limited data usage basis
NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party government has decided to provide free Wi-Fi internet to city residents on the basis of limited data usage instead of setting a ... «Times of India, May 15»
4
Kansas seat belt usage at all-time high
Wingfield said the observed teen rate for seat belt usage has been increasing at a greater rate than any other age group, and counties that have the SAFE ... «KSN-TV, Apr 15»
5
February's cold led to record natural gas usage
Consumers says natural gas usage rose 11 percent last month from February 2014. The rest of the winter has been milder than 2014, however, and usage is ... «The Detroit News, Mar 15»
6
Malware Can Track Your Smartphone via Power Usage: Study
They then analysed the power usage profiles to see if they could determine which route had been taken for each. It turned out they could do this with accuracy of ... «NDTV, Feb 15»
7
App Usage Grew 76% In 2014, With Shopping Apps Leading The Way
According to a year-end report put out by the now Yahoo-owned mobile analytics firm Flurry, mobile app usage continued to see significant growth over the past ... «TechCrunch, Jan 15»
8
California officials admit they have incomplete water usage data
Hoping to get a better view of the water usage, the state plans to do its first mandatory survey later this year. But officials said that won't be a complete picture ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 14»
9
Apps let parents control children's usage of electronic devices
Usage of smartphones and tablets among children has tripled since 2011, according to Common Sense Media, a San Francisco based non-profit that studies ... «Reuters, Jun 14»
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California Drought: State's Flawed Water System Can't Track Usage
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Call them the fortunate ones: Nearly 4,000 California companies, farms and others are allowed to use free water with little oversight ... «Huffington Post, May 14»

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