dosage

noun dos·age \ ˈdō-sij \
|Updated on: 13 Aug 2018

Definition of dosage

1 a : the addition of an ingredient or the application of an agent in a measured dose
b : the presence and relative representation or strength of a factor or agent
2 a : dose 2
b (1) : the giving of a dose
(2) : regulation or determination of doses
3 : an exposure to some experience in or as if in measured portions

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First Known Use of dosage

circa 1867

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Definition of dosage for English Language Learners

  • : the amount of a medicine, drug, or vitamin that should be taken at one time or regularly during a period of time


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dosage

noun dos·age \ ˈdō-sij \

medical Definition of dosage

1 a : the addition of an ingredient or the application of an agent in a measured dose
b : the presence and relative representation or strength of a factor or agent (as a gene)
2 a : dose 1
b (1) : the giving of a dose
(2) : regulation or determination of doses

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