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Meaning & Definition of Utility in English

English

Utility

/jutɪləti/

noun

1. A company that performs a public service

  • Subject to government regulation
    synonym:
  • utility
  • ,
  • public utility
  • ,
  • public utility company
  • ,
  • public-service corporation

2. The quality of being of practical use

    synonym:
  • utility
  • ,
  • usefulness

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"
    synonym:
  • utility

4. (economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice

    synonym:
  • utility

5. (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"
    synonym:
  • utility program
  • ,
  • utility
  • ,
  • service program

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"
    synonym:
  • utility

adjective

1. Used of beef

  • Usable but inferior
    synonym:
  • utility(a)
  • ,
  • utility-grade

2. Capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team

  • "A utility infielder"
    synonym:
  • utility(a)
  • ,
  • substitute(a)