Definition of utility

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • utility is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 10
  • utility is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 10
  • utility is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 11

Definition of utility


  • (computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer (noun)

    Examples

    1. a computer system provides utility programs to perform the tasks needed by most users

    Synonyms

    1. service program
    2. utility program
  • the quality of being of practical use (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. usefulness
  • used of beef; usable but inferior (adjective)

    Synonyms

    1. utility-grade
  • a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. public-service corporation
    2. public utility
    3. public utility company
  • capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a utility infielder

    Synonyms

    1. substitute
  • a facility composed of one or more pieces of equipment connected to or part of a structure and designed to provide a service such as heat or electricity or water or sewage disposal (noun)
  • (economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice (noun)
  • the service (electric power or water or transportation) provided by a public utility (noun)

See definition of utility in Merriam Webster

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