Definition of 'utility'

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Gas and electricity are essential utilities and they should be taken back into public ownership. The Sun (2016)The sport utility vehicle is a staple of modern motoring, and few car companies do without at least one in their range. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Only a truly addictive service, a utility, could command such power. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Do note that you use this utility at your own risk. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This makes it the most popular breed in the utility group of dogs. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The giant gas utility enjoys a legally sanctioned monopoly on gas exports. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He has to accept that he is a very good utility player. The Sun (2013)All our bills have gone up after extra taxes and rises in electricity and other utility prices. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Do not confuse marginal and total utility. Miller, Roger LeRoy & Fishe, Raymond P. H. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)But it is still running a public utility. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Banks and utility companies use available data to check whether people are being honest about their circumstances. The Sun (2010)Other utility groups have launched similar processes to find new partners with whom to share building costs. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But like many a utility player could his versatility also be seen as a curse? Times, Sunday Times (2012)But they are unacceptable from public utilities who are making a mint from supplying homes and firms with power. The Sun (2012)The total utility you receive from consuming five sandwiches is higher and will continue to increase as you consume more sandwiches. Miller, Roger LeRoy & Fishe, Raymond P. H. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)The German utilities said they could not justify the upfront costs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The company is to launch a sports utility vehicle costing 90,000. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A red sports utility vehicle was then allegedly stolen. Times, Sunday Times (2012)On the other hand one of the main features of the last two chapters has been the emphasis on the practical utility of scientific knowledge. Yearley, Steven Science, Technology, and Social Change (1988)Consumers are being denied the benefits of a sudden collapse in the price of natural gas that is bringing a profits surge to gas utilities. Times, Sunday Times (2009)What happens is that managers may overtly reject it because of a lack of understanding of the technique or because of its lack of practical utility. A Conceptual View of Human Resource Management: Strategic Objectives, Environments, FunctionsAt peak traffic, it seems like a million vans and sports utility vehicles are entering our campus at the same time. Christianity Today (2000)Its clients include oil and gas groups, exploration and production companies, energy services companies and utilities. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Time will also have to be spent on setting up your utilities, from sending meter readings to your new energy provider to choosing a broadband supplier. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Also shop around for car insurance, home insurance, all your other utilities and services such as broadband. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Energy companies face the threat of a full-scale investigation for allegedly rigging gas prices used to set consumers' utility bills. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's like a marriage between a rugged sport utility and a sporty coupé, but with lots of space and practicality. The Sun (2008)

Synonyms of 'utility'

usefulness, use, point, benefit

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terms used in computing, Economics terms

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