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usage

noun

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  1. the act or practice of employing something for a particular purpose the machine's warranty does not cover malfunctions that result from improper usage Synonyms of usage application, employment, exercise, operation, play, useWords Related to usage exertion; reuseNear Antonyms of usage disuse, nonuse

Synonym Discussion of usage

habit, practice, usage, custom, wont mean a way of acting fixed through repetition. habit implies a doing unconsciously and often compulsively.
    • had a habit of tapping his fingers
practice suggests an act or method followed with regularity and usually through choice.
    • our practice is to honor all major credit cards
usage suggests a customary action so generally followed that it has become a social norm.
    • western-style dress is now common usage in international business
custom applies to a practice or usage so steadily associated with an individual or group as to have almost the force of unwritten law.
    • the custom of wearing black at funerals
wont usually applies to a habitual manner, method, or practice of an individual or group.
    • as was her wont, she slept until noon

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