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utility

u·til·i·ty

utility

 
 
pronunciation:
yu tI lih ti
part of speech: noun
inflections: utilities
definition 1: the quality or condition of being useful; usefulness.
She doubted the utility of learning multiplication tables when a person could simply use a calculator.
antonyms:
uselessness
similar words:
convenience, value, worth
definition 2: a public service, system, or supply, or devices related to it.