usage

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman and Old French usage.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈjuːsid͡ʒ/, /ˈjuːzid͡ʒ/
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Noun[edit]

usage (plural usages)

  1. The manner or the amount of using; use
  2. Habit or accepted practice
  3. (lexicography) The ways and contexts in which spoken and written words are used, determined by a lexicographer's intuition or from corpus analysis.
    1. Correct or proper use of language, proclaimed by some authority.
    2. Geographic, social, or temporal restrictions on the use of words.

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Translations[edit]

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References[edit]

  • “usage” in R.R.K. Hartmann and Gregory James, Dictionary of Lexicography, Routledge, 1998.
  • Sydney I. Landau (2001), Dictionaries: The Art and Craft of Lexicography, 2nd ed., Cambridge University Press, p 217.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin usus (Medieval Latin usagium) + suffix -age.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

usage m (plural usages)

  1. usage, use
  2. (lexicography) The ways and contexts in which spoken and written words are actually used, determined by a lexicographer's intuition or from corpus analysis (as opposed to correct or proper use of language, proclaimed by some authority).

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

usage m (plural usages)

  1. habit; custom