utile

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French utile, from Latin ūtilis.

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utile (comparative more utile, superlative most utile)

  1. (now rare) Useful.
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, 2011 Penguin edition, p. 16:
      technologists (the so-called Eggheads) all over the world were trying to make publicly utile and commercially rewarding the extremely elaborate and still very expensive, hydrodynamic telephones and other miserable gadgets [...].

Noun[edit]

utile (plural utiles)

  1. (economics) A theoretical unit of measure of utility, for indicating a supposed quantity of satisfaction derived from an economic transaction.
    • 2002, Louis Groarke, The Good Rebel: Understanding Freedom and Morality, ISBN 9780838638996, p. 29 (Google preview):
      Rational agents always maximize the number of utiles procured; that is, they will always choose those outcomes which promise to produce the most utiles.
    • 2006, "Economic Roundup Autumn 2006," www.treasury.gov.au (Australian Government Treasury) (retrieved 20 Oct 2013):
      [T]he ‘happiness utile’ does not exist, at least not yet.

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Etymology[edit]

utila +‎ -e

Adverb[edit]

utile

  1. usefully

French[edit]

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utile (masculine and feminine, plural utiles)

  1. useful

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin utilis

Pronunciation[edit]

ùtile, /ˈutile/, /"utile/

Adjective[edit]

utile m, f (masculine and feminine plural utili)

  1. useful

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ūtile

  1. nominative neuter singular of ūtilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of ūtilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of ūtilis

Middle French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • util (masculine only)

Adjective[edit]

utile m, f (plural utiles)

  1. useful

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Romanian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

utile

  1. feminine plural nominative form of util
  2. feminine plural accusative form of util
  3. neuter plural nominative form of util
  4. neuter plural accusative form of util