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Definition of Usage

Usage

  1. The act of using; mode of using or treating; treatment; conduct with respect to a person or a thing; as, good usage; ill usage; hard usage.
  2. Manners; conduct; behavior.
  3. Long-continued practice; customary mode of procedure; custom; habitual use; method.
  4. Customary use or employment, as of a word or phrase in a particular sense or signification.
  5. Experience.

Usage Quotations

When the satisfaction or the security of another person becomes as significant to one as one's own satisfaction or security, then the state of love exists. Under no other circumstances is a state of love present, regardless of the popular usage of the term.
Harry Stack Sullivan

The ideal thing would be to have a 100 percent effective AIDS vaccine. And to have broad usage of that vaccine. That would literally break the epidemic.
Bill Gates

English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street.
E. B. White

Millennials regularly draw ire for their cell phone usage. They're mobile natives, having come of age when landlines were well on their way out and payphones had gone the way of dinosaurs. Because of their native fluency, Millennials recognize mobile phones can do a whole lot more than make calls, enable texting between friends or tweeting.
Chelsea Clinton

Look at growth, look at how much time people spend on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing. It's all really good, so I am actually encouraged by the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net.
Meg Whitman
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Usage Translations

usage in German is Verwendung, Gebrauch
usage in Italian is uso
usage in Latin is ritus, consuetudo
usage in Spanish is utilizacion
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