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- The state or condition of being useful; usefulness.
- Something that is useful.
- (economics) The ability of a commodity to satisfy needs or wants; the satisfaction experienced by the consumer of that commodity.
- (philosophy) Well-being, satisfaction, pleasure, or happiness.
- (business, finance) A natural or legal areal monopoly distributer of a commodity (less often a service) delivered in continuous flows to multiple consumers from a common physical, infrastructural network, such as an electric company or water company; or, the securities of such a provider.
- (computing) A software program designed to perform a single task or a small range of tasks, often to help manage and tune computer hardware, an operating system or application software.
- I've bought a new disk utility that can recover deleted files.
- 1982, InfoWorld (volume 4, number 10, page 35)
- The system includes an 8080 and a Z80 assembler, a Tektronix format downloader and other utilities.
- (sports) The ability to play multiple positions.
state or condition of being useful
something that is useful
economics: ability of a commodity to satisfy needs or wants
business: service provider
computing: software program with specific task
- Having to do with, or owned by, a service provider.
- utility line; utility bill
- (Of a building or its components) containing or intended for any of a building’s often-utility-related commodity transport, such as pipes or wires, or converting equipment, such as furnaces, water tanks or heaters, circuit breakers, central air conditioning units, laundry facilities, etc.
- utility room; utility corridor
utility m (plural utilitys)