Definition of Usage. Meaning of Usage. Synonyms of Usage

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Definition of Usage

Usage
Usage Us"age, n. [F. usage, LL. usaticum. See Use.] 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. My brother Is prisoner to the bishop here, at whose hands He hath good usage and great liberty. --Shak. 2. Manners; conduct; behavior. [Obs.] A gentle nymph was found, Hight Astery, excelling all the crew In courteous usage. --Spenser. 3. Long-continued practice; customary mode of procedure; custom; habitual use; method. --Chaucer. It has now been, during many years, the grave and decorous usage of Parliaments to hear, in respectful silence, all expressions, acceptable or unacceptable, which are uttered from the throne. --Macaulay. 4. Customary use or employment, as of a word or phrase in a particular sense or signification. 5. Experience. [Obs.] In eld [old age] is both wisdom and usage. --Chaucer. Syn: Custom; use; habit. Usage: Usage, Custom. These words, as here compared, agree in expressing the idea of habitual practice; but a custom is not necessarily a usage. A custom may belong to many, or to a single individual. A usage properly belongs to the great body of a people. Hence, we speak of usage, not of custom, as the law of language. Again, a custom is merely that which has been often repeated, so as to have become, in a good degree, established. A usage must be both often repeated and of long standing. Hence, we speak of a ``hew custom,' but not of a ``new usage.' Thus, also, the ``customs of society' is not so strong an expression as the ``usages of society.' ``Custom, a greater power than nature, seldom fails to make them worship.' --Locke. ``Of things once received and confirmed by use, long usage is a law sufficient.' --Hooker. In law, the words usage and custom are often used interchangeably, but the word custom also has a technical and restricted sense. See Custom, n., 3.

Meaning of Usage from wikipedia

- The usage of a language is the manner in which the written and spoken language is used, the "points of grammar, syntax, style, and the choice of words"...
- The usage share of web browsers is the proportion, often expressed as a percentage, of visitors to a group of web sites that use a particular web browser...
- The usage share of operating systems is the percentage of computing devices that run each operating system at any particular time. All such figures are...
- Word usage is how a word, phrase, or concept is used in a language. Lexicographers gather samples of written instances where a word is used and analyze...
- Global Internet usage refers to the number of people who use the Internet worldwide, which can be displa**** using tables, charts, maps and articles which...
- In computer programming, a usage message or help message refers to a brief message displa**** by a program that utilizes a command-line interface for execution...
- Usage share may refer to: Usage share of BitTorrent clients Usage share of instant messaging clients Usage share of operating systems Usage share of web...
- In variance analysis, direct material usage (efficiency, quantity) variance is the difference between the standard quantity of materials that should have...
- The usage model is a model for the identification and depiction of all relevant activity structures in the context of product, service and system use...
- beginning and end of the quotation as well as in the margin; the French usage (see under Specific language features below) is a remnant of this. In most...
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