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Definition of utility:

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


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