"usages" in the noun sense
1. use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise
the act of using
"he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"
"skilled in the utilization of computers"
2. custom, usage, usance
accepted or habitual practice
the customary manner in which a language (or a form of a language) is spoken or written
"a usage borrowed from French"
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