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

3 senses of usance

Sense 1
usance -- (the period of time permitted by commercial usage for the payment of a bill of exchange (especially a foreign bill of exchange))
       => time period, period of time, period -- (an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period")

Sense 2
consumption, economic consumption, usance, use, use of goods and services -- ((economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has increased steadily")
       => demand -- (the ability and desire to purchase goods and services; "the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips"; "the demand exceeded the supply")

Sense 3
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)

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