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Miles vs. Mileage — What's the Difference?

Miles vs. Mileage — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Miles and Mileage

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Miles

Abbr. mi. or mi A unit of length equal to 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards (1,609 meters), used in the United States and other English-speaking countries. Also called land mile, statute mile. See Table at measurement.

Mileage

A number of miles travelled or covered
The car is in good condition, considering its mileage

Miles

A nautical mile.

Mileage

Actual or potential benefit or use to be derived from a situation or event
He was getting a lot of mileage out of the mix-up

Miles

An air mile.
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Mileage

Total length, extent, or distance measured or expressed in miles.

Miles

(Sports) A race that is one mile long.

Mileage

Total miles covered or traveled in a given time.

Miles

A relatively great distance
Had to walk for miles in the airport.

Mileage

The amount of service, use, or wear estimated by miles used or traveled
This tire will give very good mileage.

Miles

Plural of mile

Mileage

The number of miles traveled by a motor vehicle on a given quantity of fuel.

Miles

(informal) A great distance in space or time.
His final shot missed the bullseye by miles.
From the top of the hill you can see for miles.
No need to hurry. The deadline is miles away.

Mileage

An allowance for travel expenses established at a specified rate per mile.

Miles

Much; a lot used to emphasise a comparative
Her new paintings are miles better than her older ones.

Mileage

Expense per mile, as for the use of a car.

Mileage

(Informal) The amount of service something has yielded or may yield in the future; usefulness
A tape player that still has a lot of mileage left.

Mileage

The total distance travelled in miles or in air miles.

Mileage

The number of miles travelled by a vehicle on a certain volume of fuel.

Mileage

An allowance for travel expenses at a specified rate per mile.

Mileage

(informal) The amount of service that something has yielded or may yield in future.
This old PC has still got plenty of mileage in it.
There’s quite a lot of mileage in language, speech and computing, particularly in research.

Mileage

(informal) Something worth taking into consideration.
There’s some mileage in your argument.

Mileage

(slang) The \mathbb N>0 number of sexual encounters by which a woman’s sexual market value is projected.

Mileage

An allowance for traveling expenses at a certain rate per mile.

Mileage

Aggregate length or distance in miles; esp., the sum of lengths of tracks or wires of a railroad company, telegraph company, etc.

Mileage

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.

Mileage

Use, profit or advantage; as, he got a lot of mileage out of one hit record.

Mileage

Distance measured in miles

Mileage

The ratio of the number of miles traveled to the number of gallons of gasoline burned

Mileage

A travel allowance at a given rate per mile traveled

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