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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

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

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

In the richest country in the history of the world, this Obama economy has crushed the middle class. Family income has fallen by $4,000, but health insurance premiums are higher, food prices are higher, utility bills are higher, and gasoline prices have doubled. Today more Americans wake up in poverty than ever before.
Mitt Romney

Free trade is not based on utility but on justice.
Edmund Burke
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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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