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use meaning

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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
              • Women diagnosed with PCOS using the NIH criteria of hyperandrogenemia and oligo- or anovulation are at high risk for metabolic dysfunction while women with the normoandrogenic phenotype are not.
              • We also performed PCR to amplify a portion of D loop using the same primers (H16498 and L15910; [26 ]) and thermoprofile used by Bozarth et al.
              • All subjects underwent a refractive error examination without pupil dilation using autorefraction (NIDEK, AR-310A, Japan).
            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
              • Using this method, we constructed a water-in-oil droplet generator, sensor-integrated cell growth chamber, valve-based flow selector, and interconnectable modular devices.
              • Using the 3D rotation task, Hotting and coworkers observed no difference in spatial reasoning between endurance and nonendurance training.
              • Using this strategy, we significantly expanded our knowledge of the short ragweed pollen allergome, as well as our understanding of the diversity of IgE sensitization among patients.
            3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • Only two cases of spontaneous tracheal rupture are reported, in adults, one due to acquired tracheobronchomalacia and other due to long term steroid use.
              • For equal volume loading measurements, nonhomogenized samples were used.
              • Another matter we noticed was the large number of "cage" beds for the troublesome and noctambulant patients—camisoles and other physical restraints were rarely 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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