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utility

[ yoo-til-i-tee ]
/ yuˈtɪl ɪ ti /
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noun, plural u·til·i·ties.

adjective

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Origin of utility

1350–1400; Middle English utilite<Old French utelite<Latin ūtilitās, equivalent to ūtil(is) useful (see utile) + -itās-ity

OTHER WORDS FROM utility

non·u·til·i·ty, noun, plural non·u·til·i·ties.
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British Dictionary definitions for utility

utility
/ (juːˈtɪlɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

Word Origin for utility

C14: from Old French utelite, from Latin ūtilitās usefulness, from ūtī to use
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