utility
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /juːˈtɪl.ɪ.ti/
Noun

utility

  1. The state or condition of being useful; usefulness.
  2. Something that is useful.
  3. (economics) The ability of a commodity to satisfy needs or wants; the satisfaction experienced by the consumer of that commodity.
  4. (philosophy) Well-being, satisfaction, pleasure, or happiness.
  5. (business, finance) A service provider, such as an electric company or water company; or, the securities of such a provider.
  6. (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.
    I've bought a new disk utility that can recover deleted files.
    • 1982, InfoWorld (volume 4, number 10, page 35)
      The system includes an 8080 and a Z80 assembler, a Tektronix format downloader and other utilities.
  7. (sports) The ability to play multiple positions.
Antonyms Adjective
  1. Having to do with, or owned by, a service provider.
    utility line; utility bill
  2. Designating of a room in a house or building where mechanical equipment is installed; such as a furnace, water tank/heater, circuit breaker, and/or air conditioning unit; and often equipped with hookups for laundry equipment (washer/dryer).
    utility room
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: обслу́живающая програ́мма



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