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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.
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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