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  Definition of utility
  1. the service provided by a utility company; "the cost of utilities never decreases"
  2. 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"
  3. the quality of being of practical use
  4. (computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer; "a computer system provides utility programs to perform the tasks needed by most users"
  5. a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
  6. (economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice
Similar Words: usefulness, utility program, service program, public utility, public-service corporation

 

Hyponyms: electrical system, electrical plant, heating system, heating plant, heating, heat, plumbing, plumbing system, detergency, detergence, function, purpose, role, use, helpfulness, serviceability, serviceableness, usableness, instrumentality, practicality, practicability, practicableness, driver, device driver, diagnostic program, input program, output program, sort program, sorting program, trace program, telephone company, telephone service, phone company, phone service, telco, power company, power service, electric company, light company, water company, waterworks, gas company, gas service, bus company, bus service, marginal utility

 

Attributes: useful, utile, useless

 

Derivational Morphology: use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ

 

 
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