Constructive mileage
Mileage Mile"age (m[imac]l"[asl]j; 48), n. 1. An allowance for traveling expenses at a certain rate per mile. [1913 Webster]

2. Aggregate length or distance in miles; esp., the sum of lengths of tracks or wires of a railroad company, telegraph company, etc. [Written also {milage}.] [1913 Webster]

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. [PJC]

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

{Constructive mileage}, a mileage allowed for journeys supposed to be made, but not actually made. --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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