[ UK /juːtˈɪlɪti/ ]
[ US /juˈtɪɫəti/ ]
  1. (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
  2. a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
  3. the quality of being of practical use
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. (economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice
  1. capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team
    a utility infielder
  2. used of beef; usable but inferior
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How To Use utility In A Sentence

  • A high-technology firm, for example, faces a great deal more business risk than does an electric utility.
  • The utility model discloses a level indicator support of a spreading machine, which is composed of a mounting rack and a connecting rack.
  • It would not be so bad if these tests were actually based on science or some objective measure but they are usually exercises in bureaucratic futility. Barack Obama Elected President of the United States | One Year Later...What's Changed?
  • In the end, though, Smith was beginning to realise the futility of trying to liberate a proletariat that seemed quite content to remain unliberated.
  • And they did speak, asking for more quality, more utility and more practicality.
  • Definition: Consumption can be regarded as total expenditure by households on goods and services which yield utility in the current period.
  • Early adopters will include utility and energy companies, local councils, and companies and individuals who want to be seen to be green. Times, Sunday Times
  • The utility room is plumbed for a dishwasher and washing machine with a tiled splash back.
  • This utility allows you to alter images in such a way as to produce the best possible hard copy from your printer.
  • Its inconclusiveness demonstrated its futility.
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