Mileage

Definition of Mileage

Mile´age   Pronunciation: mīl´ãj; 48
n.1.An allowance for traveling expenses at a certain rate per mile.
2.Aggregate length or distance in miles; esp., the sum of lengths of tracks or wires of a railroad company, telegraph company, etc.
3.The number of miles that a vehicle can travel after consuming a certain quantity of fuel; in the United States, usually expressed in units of miles per gallon; as, smaller cars tend to get better mileage. It is sometimes used as a nmeasure of the energy efficiency of a vehicle.
4.Use, profit or advantage; as, he got a lot of mileage out of one hit record.
Constructive mileage
a mileage allowed for journeys supposed to be made, but not actually made.
- Bartlett.

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