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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 us·age /ˈjusɪʤ, zɪʤ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 應用; 使用; 用法; 習慣用法

From: Network Terminology

 使用 使用量

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Us·age n.
 1. The act of using; mode of using or treating; treatment; conduct with respect to a person or a thing; as, good usage; ill usage; hard usage.
 My brother
 Is prisoner to the bishop here, at whose hands
 He hath good usage and great liberty.   --Shak.
 2. Manners; conduct; behavior. [Obs.]
 A gentle nymph was found,
 Hight Astery, excelling all the crew
 In courteous usage.   --Spenser.
 3. Long-continued practice; customary mode of procedure; custom; habitual use; method.
 It has now been, during many years, the grave and decorous
 usage of Parliaments to hear, in respectful silence, all expressions, acceptable or unacceptable, which are uttered from the throne.   --Macaulay.
 4. Customary use or employment, as of a word or phrase in a particular sense or signification.
 5. Experience. [Obs.]
    In eld [old age] is both wisdom and usage.   --Chaucer.
 Syn: -- Custom; use; habit.
 Usage: -- Usage, Custom. These words, as here compared, agree in expressing the idea of habitual practice; but a custom is not necessarily a usage. A custom may belong to many, or to a single individual. A usage properly belongs to the great body of a people. Hence, we speak of usage, not of custom, as the law of language. Again, a custom is merely that which has been often repeated, so as to have become, in a good degree, established. A usage must be both often repeated and of long standing. Hence, we speak of a “hew custom,” but not of a “new usage.”  Thus, also, the customs of society” is not so strong an expression as the usages of society.”  Custom, a greater power than nature, seldom fails to make them worship.” --Locke. “Of things once received and confirmed by use, long usage is a law sufficient.” --Hooker. In law, the words usage and custom are often used interchangeably, but the word custom also has a technical and restricted sense. See Custom, n., 3.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic
           drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers" [syn:
           use, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise]
      2: accepted or habitual practice [syn: custom, usance]