Definition of utility:
- Adaptation to satisfy the desires or wants; intrinsic value. See Note under Value, 2.
- Happiness; the greatest good, or happiness, of the greatest number, - the foundation of utilitarianism.
- 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.
receipts, favor, improvement, substitute, profit, adequacy, emolument, monopoly, good, utility-grade, advantage, value, expediency, gain, usefulness, public utility, return, utility program, efficiency, used, returns, inferior, efficacy, avail, public utility company, proceeds, public-service corporation, secondary, account, business, service program.
- application (part of speech: noun)
- utility (part of speech: noun)
- instrument (part of speech: noun)
- "A Grammar of Freethought", Chapman Cohen.
The subject would require a separate work; and I may perhaps one day engage in it; but until that arrives I shall always feel gratification in communicating to cultivators, who wish to follow my method, directions of which long practice has demonstrated the utility.- "New observations on the natural history of bees", Francis Huber.
Buzanval, the French envoy, amazed at the spectacle, protested that his works " were rather worthy of the grand Emperor of the Turks than of, a little commonwealth, which only existed through the disorder of its enemies and the assistance of its friends;" but he admitted the utility of the stadholder's proceedings to be very obvious.- "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.