Utility is defined as something that is useful to someone or to the general public.(noun)
An example of utility is the gas and electric company.
The definition of utility is something that is practical or has many uses.(adjective)
An example of utility is a mulit-function pocket knife.
See utility in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. utilities
Origin: ME utilite < OFr utilité < L utilitas < utilis, utile
See utility in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. u·til·i·ties
Origin: Middle English utilite
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin ūtilitās
Origin: , from ūtilis, useful
Origin: , from ūtī, to use.
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