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in linguistics, the commonly accepted use of a linguistic unit such as a word or phrase, in contrast to the occasional (temporary or individual) use of such a unit. For example, neologisms are not language units in common usage. The concept of usage is associated with the concepts of linguistic norms and linguistic systems. The accepted usage of language units is generally established by interpretative, phraseological, orthographic, and pronouncing dictionaries.

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It offers style guides for letters, memorandums, reports and minutes.
The 1958 style guide thinks this fine paper deserves inverted commas.
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The style guide database is linked to contract administration, so access for a particular licensee can be limited only to those properties for which it has a license.
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Nonsubstantive amendments conform the rule to the Supreme Court of Florida style guide.
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