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Definition 1: the service (electric power or water or transportation) provided by a public utility - [noun denoting act]

Samples where utility or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the cost of utilities never decreases
  • all the utilities were lost after the hurricane

(utility is a kind of ...) work done by one person or group that benefits another

"budget separately for goods and services"

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where utility or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the price of the house included all utilities

(utility is a kind of ...) a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry

"the assembly plant is an enormous facility"

(... is a kind of utility ) utility that provides electricity

(... is a kind of utility ) utility to warm a building

"the heating system wasn't working" "they have radiant heating"

(... is a kind of utility ) utility consisting of the pipes and fixtures for the distribution of water or gas in a building and for the disposal of sewage

Definition 3: the quality of being of practical use - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for utility in the sense of this definition

(utility is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of utility ) the quality of being usable

(... is a kind of utility ) concerned with actual use rather than theoretical possibilities

(... is a kind of utility ) the quality of being instrumental for some purpose

(... is a kind of utility ) the quality of being able to provide good service

(... is a kind of utility ) a particular service

"he put his knowledge to good use" "patrons have their uses"

(... is a kind of utility ) the property of providing useful assistance

(... is a kind of utility ) what something is used for

"the function of an auger is to bore holes" "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"

(... is a kind of utility ) detergent quality; the quality of having cleansing power

(... are attributes of utility) being of use or service

"the girl felt motherly and useful" "a useful job" "a useful member of society"

(... are attributes of utility) having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully

"a kitchen full of useless gadgets" "she is useless in an emergency"

Definition 4: (computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where utility or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a computer system provides utility programs to perform the tasks needed by most users

Synonyms for utility in the sense of this definition

(utility is a kind of ...) (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute

"the program required several hundred lines of code"

(... is a kind of utility ) (computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device

(... is a kind of utility ) a program that recognizes and explains faults in the equipment or mistakes in a computer program

(... is a kind of utility ) a utility program that organizes the input to a computer

(... is a kind of utility ) a utility program that organizes the output of a computer

(... is a kind of utility ) a utility program that sorts data items

(... is a kind of utility ) a utility program that exhibits the sequence and results of executing the instructions in another program

(utility is a part of ...) a routine that can be used as needed

(utility belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 5: a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for utility in the sense of this definition

(utility is a kind of ...) a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation

(... is a kind of utility ) a public utility that provides telephone service

(... is a kind of utility ) a public utility that provides electricity

(... is a kind of utility ) a public utility that provides water

(... is a kind of utility ) a public utility that provides gas

(... is a kind of utility ) a public utility providing local transportation

Definition 6: (economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice - [noun denoting quantity]

(utility is a kind of ...) a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic

(... is a kind of utility ) (economics) the amount that utility increases with an increase of one unit of an economic good or service

(utility belongs to category ...) the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management

Definition 7: used of beef; usable but inferior - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for utility in the sense of this definition

(utility is similar to ...) of low or inferior quality

Definition 8: capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where utility or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a utility infielder

Synonyms for utility in the sense of this definition

(utility is similar to ...) being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate

"the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher" "a secondary source" "a secondary issue" "secondary streams"

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