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What does "Utility" mean?


(n.) Adaptation to satisfy the desires or wants; intrinsic value. See Note under Value, 2 (n.) Happiness; the greatest good, or happiness, of the greatest number, -- the foundation of utilitarianism (n.) The quality or state of being useful; usefulness; production of good; profitableness to some valuable end; as, the utility of manure upon land; the utility of the sciences; the utility of medicines

Synonyms substitute, usefulness, public-service corporation, public utility, utility program, utility-grade, service program

Example: "A computer system provides utility programs to perform the tasks needed by most users"

Word Family utilities