constructive mileage

noun
: mileage that is in excess of actual distance covered by freight shipments or passengers and is used in the computation of rates and in giving allowance for expenses

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • milage — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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