Translation of usage in Spanish:

usage

Pronunciation: /ˈjuːsɪdʒ/

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 u and c [Linguistics/Lingüística] uso (masculine) current usage el uso actual this is not considered correct usage este uso no se considera correcto
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    • In everyday, non-technical usage the words have much the same meaning.
    • In general usage, it is a word associated with emphasis, significance, tension, and strain.
    • This usage of the word ‘primitive’ is now much less common and no longer has derogatory implications.
    1.2 u and c (custom, practice) costumbre (feminine), uso (masculine) common usage práctica (feminine) común
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    • The Board shall make its decision with regard to the custom and usage of the insurance and reinsurance business.
    • Was there a custom or usage of the ports in Chile that cargo could be delivered without presentation of a bill of landing?
    • It was not suggested that usage and custom in this context were other than synonymous.
    1.3 uncountable/no numerable (use) uso (masculine), utilización (feminine)
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    • The high level of car usage and the fact the number of large trucks has never been greater also acts as a disincentive to switch to pedal power.
    • Finally, there must be a charge on sewage and water based on usage.
    • This resulted in reduced water usage and a significant increase in recycling.

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