Synonyms for utility
yuˈtɪl ɪ tiutil·i·ty
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Utility (Latin utilis, useful) signifies primarily the quality of being useful, but is somewhat more abstract and philosophical than usefulness or use, and is often employed to denote adaptation to produce a valuable result, while usefulness denotes the actual production of such result. We contrast beauty and utility. We say of an invention, its utility is questionable, or, on the other hand, its usefulness has been proved by ample trial, or I have found it of use; still, utility and usefulness are frequently interchanged. Expediency (Latin ex, out, and pes, foot; literally, the getting the foot out) refers primarily to escape from or avoidance of some difficulty or trouble; either expediency or utility may be used to signify profit or advantage considered apart from right as the ground of moral obligation, or of actions that have a moral character, expediency denoting immediate advantage on a contracted view, and especially with reference to avoiding danger, difficulty, or loss, while utility may be so broadened as to cover all existence through all time, as in the utilitarian theory of morals. Policy is often used in a kindred sense, more positive than expediency but narrower than utility, as in the proverb, "Honesty is the best policy." Compare PROFIT.
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utility, public utility, public utility company, public-service corporationnoun
a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
the quality of being of practical use
the service (electric power or water or transportation) provided by a public utility
"the cost of utilities never decreases"; "all the utilities were lost after the hurricane"
(economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice
utility program, utility, service programnoun
(computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer
"a computer system provides utility programs to perform the tasks needed by most users"
a facility composed of one or more pieces of equipment connected to or part of a structure and designed to provide a service such as heat or electricity or water or sewage disposal
"the price of the house included all utilities"
used of beef; usable but inferior
capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team
"a utility infielder"
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There’s some real utility in gratitude.
' Common carriage' is an economic regulation that is about making sure everybody gets the same product, and' public utility' is about the service being so important, it's not just that Clarence Thomas want to have it, Clarence Thomas have to have it. ... If Clarence Thomas're not going to die without it, it's probably not a public utility.
Music is essentially useless, as life is: but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions.
In light of the State of Florida's pledge to the District's bondholders, Reedy Creek expects to explore its options while continuing its present operations, including levying and collecting its ad valorem taxes and collecting its utility revenues, paying debt service on its ad valorem tax bonds and utility revenue bonds, complying with its bond covenants and operating and maintaining its properties.
I haven't even seen a truck nearby. Polls are still down lines are down, I really have no idea. And it's been slowly coming back around the metro area, but I feel like my area has been forgotten. She said she does n’t know what the future will bring. Right now, we're scared about Puerto Rico's future. This is really, really serious for us, we don't know what's going to happen with us in the future. We don't know if we're going to keep getting some aid some help – it's scary for us. Help from U.S. mainland power companies has been coming in waves for months. But Monica Viego-Rodriguez still hasn't seen a light come on anywhere in Monica Viego-Rodriguez neighborhood since the hurricanes hit last fall. Monica Viego-Rodriguez can only buy perishable foods for Monica Viego-Rodriguez family that they can eat the same day.There is nowhere to store food other than a cooler that she keeps filled with ice on her balcony. More than 470,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, causing an estimated $ 140 billion in damages. As Puerto Rico experiences the longest and most devastating blackout in American history, 1,000 utility trucks and 1,500 workers from 22 electric companies from all over the U.S. are arriving on the island this week to help the existing crews on the job restore power. As crews carve their way through the catastrophic damage, their progress is slow. But they met a major milestone this month when 1 million customers had their power restored, and utility crews say they won't stop until everyone is back on line. Help from U.S. mainland power companies has been coming in waves for months. But some Puerto Rico residents say they still haven't seen a light come on anywhere in their neighborhood since the hurricanes hit last fall. ( REUTERS) There is no set timeframe, we're just here for the long haul.
Translations for utility
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- užitek, užitečnostCzech
- utilidad, conveniencia, proveedor de serviciosSpanish
- hyödyllisyys, hyödyke, palveluFinnish
- utilité, utilitaireFrench
- mathScottish Gaelic
- fornitore, servizio, attrezzo, strumento, utilitàItalian
- 実用品, 有用性, ユーティリティ, 効用Japanese
- handigheid, hulpmiddel, handigs, bruikbaarheid, hulpprogramma, voorzieningDutch
- użyteczność, program użytkowyPolish
- folos, utilitateRomanian
- обслу́живающая програ́мма, утилита, утили́та, поле́зность, [[полезныйRussian
- verk, vattenverk, leverantör, värmeverk, tillämpning, applikation, verktyg, kraftverk, tjänsteleverantör, användbarhet, lönsamhet, användbarSwedish
- hữu íchVietnamese
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