Synonyms for utility

Synonyms for (noun) utility

Synonyms: utility

Definition: the service (electric power or water or transportation) provided by a public utility

Usage: the cost of utilities never decreases; all the utilities were lost after the hurricane

Similar words: service

Definition: work done by one person or group that benefits another

Usage: budget separately for goods and services

Synonyms: utility

Definition: 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

Usage: the price of the house included all utilities

Similar words: facility, installation

Definition: a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry

Usage: the assembly plant is an enormous facility

Synonyms: usefulness, utility

Definition: the quality of being of practical use

Similar words: quality

Definition: an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

Usage: the quality of mercy is not strained--Shakespeare

Synonyms: utility, utility program, service program

Definition: (computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer

Usage: a computer system provides utility programs to perform the tasks needed by most users

Similar words: computer program, computer programme, program, programme

Definition: (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute

Usage: the program required several hundred lines of code

Synonyms: public utility, public utility company, public-service corporation, utility

Definition: a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation

Similar words: service

Definition: a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation

Synonyms: utility

Definition: (economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice

Similar words: system of measurement, metric

Definition: a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic

Synonyms for (adj) utility

Synonyms: substitute, utility

Definition: capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team

Usage: a utility infielder

Similar words: secondary

Definition: being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate

Usage: the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher; a secondary source; a secondary issue; secondary streams

Synonyms: utility, utility-grade

Definition: used of beef; usable but inferior

Similar words: inferior

Definition: of low or inferior quality

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