the charge for the conveyance of a letter or other matter sent by mail, usually prepaid by means of a stamp or stamps.

1580–90; post3 + -age Unabridged
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postage (ˈpəʊstɪdʒ)
a.  the charge for delivering a piece of mail
 b.  (as modifier): postage charges

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Word Origin & History

"cost of sending something by mail," 1654, from post (3). Postage stamp is attested from 1840; they were recorded as being collected in albums by 1862.
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Example sentences
Lignins are especially ideal for pressure-sensitive adhesives such as those
  used on tape, postage stamps, and name tags.
The law also prevents the post office from raising postage fees faster than
But those didn't even offset the cost of postage, and the editor's salary was
  needed to pay for teaching instead.
For example, explain that your postage costs are high because you will be
  conducting a mail survey.
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