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Definition of Utility

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

Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, opulence is when you have three - and paradise is when you have none.
Doug Larson

Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.
Thomas A. Edison

Love consists in giving without getting in return; in giving what is not owed, what is not due the other. That's why true love is never based, as associations for utility or pleasure are, on a fair exchange.
Mortimer Adler
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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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