Examples of utility in a Sentence
a plan without much practical utility
Notify the utility if there's an outage.
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All credit goes to my friend Clara, who scattered pickled onions over sweet potato breakfast tacos once and convinced me of their incredible utility.
Meanwhile, big utilities like DTE Energy in Michigan, with 2.2 million customers, aren't seeing a long-term future for coal.
Of particular concern are Sempra’s interests in Chilean and Peruvian utilities, which means risks from currency fluctuations, political and economic change, according to the memo.
The Navy could adopt the V-280 for utility, light attack, and anti-submarine warfare roles.
Pick the Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo (A.K.A. the Porsche station wagon), because nothing combines utility, speed, agility, and style better.
The utility, created by a New Deal governor in 1941, powered rapid industrialisation in the 1970s as American pharmaceutical and other firms flocked to the island to take advantage of federal tax benefits.
The state's largest utility, Florida Power & Light, said Irma caused the most widespread damage in company history, affecting all 35 counties in its territory, which is most of the state's Atlantic coast and the Gulf Coast south of Tampa.
His visibility led other Americans to ask questions about the war, its utility, and the dissonance between African-American troops fighting abroad for a country that showed them little respect at home.
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Origin and Etymology of utility
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsaccount, avail, mileage, service, serviceability, serviceableness, usefulness, use
Related Wordsadvantage, benefit, gain; aid, assistance, help; applicability, appropriateness, fitness, relevance; profit, value, worth
Near Antonymsinapplicability, inappropriateness
Definition of utility
- a utility infielder
- utility livestock
- a utility dog
- utility beef
- a utility tool
- a utility company
First Known Use of utility
UTILITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of utility for English Language Learners
: designed for general use
sports : able to be used in several different positions or roles
: made to be useful rather than decorative
UTILITY Defined for Kids
legal Definition of utility
- paid for rent and utilities
- an easement limited to purposes of travel which does not include the right to install utilities
- —Ware v. Public Serv. Co., 412 A.2d 84 (1980)
- utilities performed poorly
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