Utility

Definition of Utility

U`til´i`ty
n.1.
1.The quality or state of being useful; usefulness; production of good; profitableness to some valuable end; as, the utility of manure upon land; the utility of the sciences; the utility of medicines.
The utility of the enterprises was, however, so great and obvious that all opposition proved useless.
- Macaulay.
2.(Polit. Econ.) Adaptation to satisfy the desires or wants; intrinsic value. See Note under Value, 2.
Value in use is utility, and nothing else, and in political economy should be called by that name and no other.
- F. A. Walker.
3.Happiness; the greatest good, or happiness, of the greatest number, - the foundation of utilitarianism.

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