Usefulness vs. Utility

Usefulness vs. Utility — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Usefulness and Utility

Usefulnessadjective

Having a beneficial use; serviceable

a useful kitchen gadget.

Utilitynoun

The quality or condition of being useful; usefulness

"I have always doubted the utility of these conferences on disarmament" (Winston S. Churchill).

Usefulnessadjective

Being of practical use

a useful job.useful members of society.

Utilitynoun

A useful article or device.

Usefulnessnoun

The quality or degree of being useful.

The usefulness of his latest reorganisation has been disputed.

Utilitynoun

A public utility.

Usefulnessnoun

the quality of being of practical use

Utilitynoun

A commodity or service, such as electricity, water, or public transportation, that is provided by a public utility.

Utilitynoun

(Computers) A utility program.

Utilitynoun

(Economics) The benefit that a chosen course of action affords, as subjectively judged by the chooser.

Utilityadjective

Prepared to play any of the smaller theatrical roles on short notice

a utility cast member.

Utilityadjective

Capable of playing as a substitute in any of several positions

a utility infielder.

Utilityadjective

Designed for various often heavy-duty practical uses

a utility knife.a utility vehicle.

Utilityadjective

Raised or kept for the production of a farm product rather than for show or as pets

utility livestock.

Utilityadjective

Of the lowest US Government grade

utility beef.

Utilitynoun

The state or condition of being useful; usefulness.

Utilitynoun

Something that is useful.

Utilitynoun

(economics) The ability of a commodity to satisfy needs or wants; the satisfaction experienced by the consumer of that commodity.

Utilitynoun

(philosophy) Well-being, satisfaction, pleasure, or happiness.

Utilitynoun

A service provider, such as an electric company or water company; or, the securities of such a provider.

Utilitynoun

(computing) A software program designed to perform a single task or a small range of tasks, often to help manage and tune computer hardware, an operating system or application software.

I've bought a new disk utility that can recover deleted files.

Utilitynoun

(sports) The ability to play multiple positions.

Utilityadjective

Having to do with, or owned by, a service provider.

utility line; utility bill

Utilityadjective

Designating of a room in a house or building where mechanical equipment is installed; such as a furnace, water tank/heater, circuit breaker, and/or air conditioning unit; and often equipped with hookups for laundry equipment (washer/dryer).

utility room

Utilitynoun

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

Utilitynoun

the quality of being of practical use

Utilitynoun

the service provided by a utility company;

the cost of utilities never decreases

Utilitynoun

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

Utilitynoun

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

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

Utilitynoun

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;

the price of the house included all utilities

Utilityadjective

used of beef; usable but inferior

Utilityadjective

capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team;

a utility infielder