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u·til·i·ty

utility

 
 
pronunciation:
yu tI lih ti
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: utilities
definition 1: the quality or condition of being useful; usefulness.
A computer is a machine with great utility.His daughter doubted the utility of learning multiplication tables when a person could simply use a calculator.The gift is very pretty but certainly lacks utility.
antonyms:
uselessness
similar words:
convenience, value, worth
definition 2: something that is useful.
A car is a utility that many Americans would find hard to live without.
definition 3: a public service, system, or supply, or devices related to it.
We pay each month for our natural gas supply and other utilities.
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: primarily practical rather than aesthetically pleasing.
utility boots
definition 2: capable of serving many functions.
a utility room
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