Definitions for utility

Definitions for (noun) utility

Main entry: utility

Definition: the service (electric power or water or transportation) provided by a public utility

Usage: the cost of utilities never decreases; all the utilities were lost after the hurricane

Main entry: utility

Definition: 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

Usage: the price of the house included all utilities

Main entry: usefulness, utility

Definition: the quality of being of practical use

Main entry: utility, utility program, service program

Definition: (computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer

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

Main entry: public utility, public utility company, public-service corporation, utility

Definition: a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation

Main entry: utility

Definition: (economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice

Definitions for (adj) utility

Main entry: substitute, utility

Definition: capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team

Usage: a utility infielder

Main entry: utility, utility-grade

Definition: used of beef; usable but inferior

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