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; the cost of utilities never decreases; all the utilities were lost after the hurricane'
(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 computer system provides utility programs to perform the tasks needed by most users
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'