mileage mileage  /ˈmaɪ lədʒ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) distance measured in miles
  2. (n) the ratio of the number of miles traveled to the number of gallons of gasoline burned
  3. (n) a travel allowance at a given rate per mile traveled

Usage(s):

  1. Meanwhile, Western carriers were offering mileage perks in economy class and putting together global alliances that made their programs more attractive than ever.
  2. Despite the mileage standards, the manufacturers are determined to go on making full-size, six-passenger cars.
  3. SUVs can get horrible gas mileage because the 1975 law that created fuel-efficiency standards made a distinction between cars and light trucks.

News

  1. Nation + World

    Provo » To get better gas mileage from a car, you generally have to make some sacrifices, such as plush comfort or quick acceleration. And if you make enough of those sacrifices, your miles per gallon can skyrocket.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  2. BYU students’ car has best gas mileage in competition: 1,331 mpg

    Provo, Utah • To get better gas mileage from a car, you generally have to make some sacrifices, such as plush comfort or quick acceleration. And if you make enough of those sacrifices, your miles per gallon can skyrocket.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  3. BYU's new super-mileage car goes the distance

    BYU engineering students' new super-mileage vehicle clocked 1,300 mpg last week, the most of any team at the SAE Supermileage...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Deseret News

Quotes

  1. "While there are already hybrid vehicles available on the retail market, we want to ensure there is more than enough supply to meet the demand for hybrid taxis created by our new PlaNYC mileage rules," said Mayor Bloomberg. "Nissan North...
    on Jul 17, 2008 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: Christian Science Monitor

  2. Obama, touring a California electric car plant on Thursday, said, "The 1908 Model T - think about this - the 1908 Model T earned better gas mileage than the typical SUV in 2008."
    on Mar 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Gas prices continue to rise, and the demand for cars with good mileage is growing," Fukui told reporters at a Tokyo hotel. "Efforts are under way to increase the local production of the Civic."
    on May 28, 2008 By: Takeo Fukui Source: International Herald Tribune

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