usage meaning

EN[ˈjuːsɪd͡ʒ] [ˈjuːzɪd͡ʒ]
  • Usage is the manner in which written and spoken language is used, the "points of grammar, syntax, style, and the choice of words". and "the way in which a word or phrase is normally and correctly used".
  • The Chicago Manual of Style says "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",
  • 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."
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    Definition of usage in English Dictionary

  • NounPLusagesSUF-age
    1. The manner or the amount of using; use.
      1. Habit or accepted practice.
        1. (lexicography) The ways and contexts in which spoken and written words are used, determined by a lexicographer's intuition or from corpus analysis.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • For usage examples of this term, see Citations:complexability.
            • For usage examples of this term, see Citations:viduity.
            • I had to substitute old parts with the new ones. (This usage was formerly proscribed.)
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • usage New York Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange, OMX Exchanges
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • A debate rages on whether or not the singular they constitutes Standard English usage.
            • It is useful to strike through an incorrect text, leaving it legible, to demonstrate that it is an incorrect usage.
            • Entries in English dictionaries aim to reflect common usage.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
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          Meaning of usage for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "usage" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
          Difficultness: Level 2
          Easy     ➨     Difficult
          Definiteness: Level 7
          Definite    ➨     Versatile