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use meaning

EN[juːs]
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  • Use may refer to: Use (law), an obligation on a person to whom property has been conveyed Use–mention distinction, the distinction between using a word and mentioning it or to: Consumption, whether economic (i.e. microeconomic), or indicative of devouring or occupying
  • NounPLuses
    1. The act of using.
      1. In his submission to the UN, [Christof] Heyns points to the experience of drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles were intended initially only for surveillance, and their use for offensive purposes was prohibited, yet once strategists realised their perceived advantages as a means of carrying out targeted killings, all objections were swept out of the way.
    2. NU (followed by "of") Usefulness, benefit.
      1. What's the use of a law that nobody follows? ‎
    3. A function; a purpose for which something may be employed.
      1. The use of algorithms in policing is one example of their increasing influence on our lives. And, as their ubiquity spreads, so too does the debate around whether we should allow ourselves to become so reliant on them – and who, if anyone, is policing their use.
    4. Occasion or need to employ; necessity.
      1. I have no further use for these textbooks.
    5. OBS (rare) Interest for lent money; premium paid for the use of something; usury.
      1. (archaic) Continued or repeated practice; usage; habit.
        1. OBS Common occurrence; ordinary experience.
          1. (religion) The special form of ritual adopted for use in any diocese.
            1. the Sarum, or Canterbury, use; the Hereford use; the York use; the Roman use; etc.
          2. (forging) A slab of iron welded to the side of a forging, such as a shaft, near the end, and afterward drawn down, by hammering, so as to lengthen the forging.
          3. VerbSGusesPRusingPT, PPused
            1. To accustom; to habituate.
              1. soldiers who are used to hardships and danger ‎
            2. VT To employ; to apply; to utilize.
              1. Use this knife to slice the bread. ‎
              2. We can use this mathematical formula to solve the problem. ‎
            3. VT (often with “up”) To exhaust the supply of; to consume by employing.
              1. We should use up most of the fuel. ‎
            4. VT To exploit.
              1. You never cared about me; you just used me! ‎
            5. (dated) To behave toward; to act with regard to; to treat.
              1. to use an animal cruelly ‎
            6. VI (now rare, literary) To habitually do; to be wont to do.
              1. to use diligence in business ‎
            7. VI (past tense with infinitive) To habitually do. See used to.
              1. I used to get things done. ‎
          4. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • Mr. Santiago used a sparkplug to smash the driver’s side window.
              • The closemindedness of people on the streets when they think about somebody being in prison. I guess I used to be the same way: they deserve it, blah, blah, blah.
              • By the use of tact, she was able to calm her jealous husband.
            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
              • Use of the cuckservative hashtag peaked toward the end of last month, when it was used more than 5,000 times in one day, according to data from Topsy, a social media analytics tool .
              • Use the binomial theorem to expand  (x+1)4  to  x4 + 4x3 + 6x2 + 4x + 1. ‎
              • Using cocommutativity of the Hopf algebra of symmetric functions, certain skew Schur functions are proved to be equal.
            3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • Our audience is getting younger and less educated, so despite the additional fabrication costs, we must simplicate the new model of this machine to improve ease of use.
              • We need to cut back heavily on office supplies. Is there another vendor we can use?
              • In medium analyses, an aliquot of medium was centrifuged (600 g, 5 min, 4 °C) followed by recentrifugation of the supernatants (21,000 g, 10 min, 4 °C), and the resulting supernatants were used.

          Meaning of use for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "use" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Countable nouns
                • Singularia tantum
                  • Uncountable nouns
                • Verbs
                  • Intransitive verbs
                    • Transitive verbs
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