usage
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usage(
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sihj
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (consumption)
a. el uso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The drought has made it necessary for everyone to cut down on water usage.La sequía hizo necesario que todos redujeran el uso del agua.
b. la utilización
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Having lots of windows helps us to cut down on our electric light usage.Tener muchas ventanas nos ayuda a reducir la utilización de luz eléctrica.
2. (linguistics)
a. el uso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
"Stop" is preferred to "quit" in formal usage.En uso formal, se prefiere "stop" en lugar de "quit".
3. (practice)
a. el uso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The usage of this rite of passage dates back to the 15th century.El uso de este rito de iniciación se remonta al siglo XV.
b. la costumbre
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The prohibition of alcohol in the town is a usage that continues even today.La prohibición del alcohol en el pueblo es una costumbre que aun sigue hoy en día.
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usage
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (use)
a. el uso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(grammar)
2. (custom)
a. la uso m, costumbre
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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usage [ˈjuːzɪdʒ]
noun
1 (custom) costumbre (f); usanza (f)
an ancient usage of the Celts una antigua usanza de los celtas
2 (Ling) (use, way of using) uso (m)
in the usage of railwaymen en el lenguaje de los ferroviarios; en el uso ferroviario
3 (handling) manejo (m); (treatment) tratos (m)
ill usage mal tratamiento (m); it's had some rough usage ha sido manejado con bastante dureza
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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