Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun usage

3 senses of usage

Sense 1
use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise -- (the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 2
custom, usage, usance -- (accepted or habitual practice)
       => practice, pattern -- (a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern")
       => survival -- (something that survives)

Sense 3
usage -- (the customary manner in which a language (or a form of a language) is spoken or written; "English usage"; "a usage borrowed from French")
       => language, linguistic communication -- (a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written")

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