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Definition of Utility


  1. 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.
  2. Adaptation to satisfy the desires or wants; intrinsic value. See Note under Value, 2.
  3. Happiness; the greatest good, or happiness, of the greatest number, -- the foundation of utilitarianism.

Utility Quotations

The value and utility of any experiment are determined by the fitness of the material to the purpose for which it is used, and thus in the case before us it cannot be immaterial what plants are subjected to experiment and in what manner such experiment is conducted.
Gregor Mendel

Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.
Karl Marx

We can't ever forget that the Internet now is just a staid utility. The exciting platforms are software applications that are very, very simple.
Mark Cuban

Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity, quite apart from political considerations of the moment, believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace.
Benito Mussolini

I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.
Robert Browning
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Utility Translations

utility in Dutch is utility
utility in German is Dienstprogramm
utility in Latin is utilitas
utility in Portuguese is utilidade
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