dosage

noun dos·age \ ˈdō-sij \

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


DOSAGE Defined for English Language Learners

dosage

noun

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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