US: /juˈtɪɫəti/
UK: /juːtˈɪlɪti/

English Vietnamese dictionary

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Advanced English dictionary

noun, adjective
+ noun (plural utilities)
1 [C] (especially AmE) a service provided for the public, for example an electricity, water or gas supply: the administration of public utilities + Rescue teams worked desperately to restore utilities in the area shattered by the hurricane.
2 [U] (formal) the quality of being useful: This information is of the highest utility to a historian.
3 [C] (computing) a piece of computer SOFTWARE that performs a particular task
+ adjective [only before noun] that can be used for several different purposes: a utility vehicle + an all-round utility player (= one who can play equally well in several different positions, for example in football)

Collocation dictionary

1 usefulness


great, high | low | social
He argued that the arts have great social utility.




of … ~
This computer is of low utility for the home user.

2 service provided for the public


public, state-owned | privatized | electricity, water
a privatized electricity utility

Concise English dictionary

+a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
+the quality of being of practical use
+the service (electric power or water or transportation) provided by a public utility
+(economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice
+(computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer
+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
+used of beef; usable but inferior
+capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team