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    use and usage

    When referring to language, what's the difference in meaning between use and usage of words?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: use and usage

    The words have considerable overlap, but "usage" implies repeated or habitual, whereas "use" can mean a single example.

    http://blogs.transparent.com/english/use-versus-usage/

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