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mileage

noun
     
mileā€§age
1 [countable usually singular, uncountable]TTC the number of miles a vehicle has travelled since it was made:
Always check the mileage before you buy a secondhand car.
2 [countable usually singular, uncountable]TTC the number of miles someone travels in a vehicle in a particular period of time:
Look for a car hire agreement that offers unlimited mileage.
3TTC [countable usually singular, uncountable] the number of miles a vehicle can travel using a particular amount of fuel:
The car's average mileage is 22.73 miles per gallon.
4 [uncountable] the amount of use or advantage you get from something:
The newspapers wanted to get as much mileage from the story as they could.
5 [countable usually singular, uncountable] also mileage allowanceBEC an amount of money that is paid to someone for each mile that they travel when they use their own car for work:
Community nurses are paid a mileage allowance.
6 [uncountable]TT the number of miles that is covered by a country's roads or railways:
plans to treble the country's railway mileage

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