Associations to the word «Utility»


UTILITY, noun. The state or condition of being useful; usefulness.
UTILITY, noun. Something that is useful.
UTILITY, noun. (economics) The ability of a commodity to satisfy needs or wants; the satisfaction experienced by the consumer of that commodity.
UTILITY, noun. (business) (finance) A service provider, such as an electric company or water company; or, the securities of such a provider.
UTILITY, noun. (computing) A software program designed to perform a single task or a small range of tasks, often to help manage and tune computer hardware, an operating system or application software.
UTILITY, noun. (sports) The ability to play multiple positions.
UTILITY BELT, noun. A belt with pockets, loops, etc. for carrying useful items.
UTILITY BELTS, noun. Plural of utility belt
UTILITY BIKE, noun. A bicycle designed for practical transportation as opposed to recreation or competition.
UTILITY BIKES, noun. Plural of utility bike
UTILITY CALCULUS, noun. Alternative term for felicific calculus
UTILITY COMPUTING, noun. (computing) A form of computing in which the computer resources are consumed like a traditional utility (water, electricity, gas).
UTILITY FUNCTION, noun. (game theory) A mathematical function that assigns a real number to every element of the outcome space in a way that captures the agent's preferences over both simple and compound lotteries.
UTILITY FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of utility function
UTILITY KNIFE, noun. A cutting tool that has an interchangeable blade that retracts into the handle
UTILITY KNIVES, noun. Plural of utility knife
UTILITY MAN, noun. (US) A baseball player who plays at no special position
UTILITY MEN, noun. Plural of utility man
UTILITY MODEL, noun. (intellectual property legal) An intellectual property right in certain legal systems, to protect invention, very similar to the patent, but usually with shorter term and less stringent patentability requirements.
UTILITY PIGEON, noun. A domesticated pigeon bred to grow quickly for the production of squab meat.
UTILITY PIGEONS, noun. Plural of utility pigeon
UTILITY PLAYER, noun. (sports) A player who can play more than one position.
UTILITY PLAYER, noun. (fantasy sports) A player who accumulates stats without being assigned to any particular position.
UTILITY PLAYERS, noun. Plural of utility player
UTILITY POLE, noun. A tall cylinder, often embedded with climbing spikes above normal reach, made from the trunk of a tree, usually topped by a cross beam, used by a public utility to carry wire, cable or conduit through the air, for the transportation of electricity, cable television, telephone or similar services, in an urban area or over short distances.
UTILITY PROGRAM, noun. (computing) any of a large range of software, often included with the operating system of a mainframe or personal computer, that runs specific tasks associated with the computer or its environment
UTILITY PROGRAMME, noun. (British spelling) Alternative form of utility program
UTILITY PROGRAMS, noun. Plural of utility program
UTILITY ROOM, noun. A room that contains typically washing machine, tumble dryer, and other appliances which, in houses without such a room, would be in the kitchen or laundry.
UTILITY ROOMS, noun. Plural of utility room
UTILITY TRAILER, noun. A small non-motorized vehicle which is generally pulled by a motorized vehicle and features an open-top rear cargo area (bed) and is used for the hauling of light loads.
UTILITY TRAILERS, noun. Plural of utility trailer

Dictionary definition

UTILITY, noun. A company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation.
UTILITY, noun. The quality of being of practical use.
UTILITY, noun. 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".
UTILITY, noun. (economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice.
UTILITY, noun. (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".
UTILITY, noun. 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".
UTILITY, adjective. Used of beef; usable but inferior.
UTILITY, adjective. Capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team; "a utility infielder".

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.