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utility meaning and definition

Definition and meaning of utility at MeaningMonkey.org. utility meaning and definition in the English Dictionary.


Definition of utility (noun)

  1. a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
  2. the quality of being of practical use
  3. the service (electric power or water or transportation) provided by a public utility
    • "the cost of utilities never decreases"; "all the utilities were lost after the hurricane"
  4. (economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice
  5. (computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer
  6. a facility composed of one or more pieces of equipment connected to or part of a structure and designed to provide a service such as heat or electricity or water or sewage disposal
    • "the price of the house included all utilities"

UTILITY adjective

Definition of utility (adjective)

  1. used of beef; usable but inferior
  2. capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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