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utility British & World English

The state of being useful, profitable, or beneficial

utility English Thesaurus

a study that looks at the utility of using sled dogs rather than snowmobiles

multi-utility British & World English

A privatized utility which has extended or combined its business to offer its customers additional services (especially those of another privatized utility)

sport utility British & World English

A high-performance four-wheel-drive vehicle

utility knife British & World English

A knife with a small sharp blade, often retractable, designed to cut wood, cardboard, and other materials

utility pole British & World English

North American term for telegraph pole.

utility room British & World English

A room equipped with appliances for washing and other domestic work

public utility British & World English

An organization supplying the community with electricity, gas, water, or sewerage

utility program British & World English

A program for carrying out a routine function

utility vehicle British & World English

A truck with low sides designed for carrying small loads

expected utility British & World English

A predicted utility value for one of several options, calculated as the sum of the utility of every possible outcome each multiplied by the probability of its occurrence

marginal utility British & World English

The benefit gained from consuming one additional unit of a product or service

utility function British & World English

A mathematical function which ranks alternatives according to their utility to an individual

utility truck in utility vehicle British & World English

A truck with low sides designed for carrying small loads

sport utility vehicle in sport utility British & World English

A high-performance four-wheel-drive vehicle


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