Definitions for "utility"
Happiness; the greatest good, or happiness, of the greatest number, -- the foundation of utilitarianism.
A preference; a measure of personal value or satisfaction.
The satisfaction an individual derives from the consumption of a bundle of goods and services (including those which are particular to a location).
An application, program, or script used to accomplish a specific task.
A program that provides general computing functions, such as file copying and program cross referencing. See also application.
referring to a type of computer program used to manage a computer; e.g., sort, clipboard viewer, etc.
A basic service such as electricity, gas, or water, or the company that provides...
organization that provides a public service like the water, telephone, electric or gas company.
A business that provides a service essential to almost everyone. Electric companies, natural gas providers, and local phone companies are often referred to as utilities.
Keywords:  bred, meat, barnyard, birds, usda
one of the lowest USDA grade designations for meat.
Utility breeds are the traditional "barnyard" birds, bred for a combination of egg laying abilities and meat production capabilities. These are all-purpose breeds.
Birds bred for meat or egg production rather than shows.
The extent to which an evaluation informs relevant audiences and is beneficial for their work.
The extent to which an evaluation will serve the relevant information needs of students, their parents, and other appropriate users. [ A-C] [ D-F] [ G-I] [ J-L] [ M-O] [ P-R] [ S-U] [ V-Z] [ Table Of Contents
The extent to which an evaluation produces and disseminates reports that inform relevant audiences and have beneficial impact on their work. [ A-C] [ D-F] [ G-I] [ J-L] [ M-O] [ P-R] [ S-U] [ V-Z] [ Table Of Contents
How do the programme's impacts compare with the needs of the target population? This issue is closely related to sustainability. See also impacts, intervention logic, needs, outcomes, results, sustainability, target population.
A numerical measurement of a decision maker's relative preference for possible consequences.
the relative desirability or preference (usually from the perspective of a patient) for a specific health outcome or level of health status.
VANDALISM$: crime word ... general stories; may be used with STATISTIC. VANDALISM: crime word ... first story, arrest, verdict, sentence VEHICLE$: general stories about cars, trucks, etc. VEHICLE: use for specific stories; may use with ACCIDENT; use DEFECT with recalls VERDICT: court ruling in a criminal case VETERAN: use to filter out significant stories.
A pick-up or stakebed type truck used in logistical support of the agency on incidents and day to day.
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.
Particularly for a diagnostic test, this is a measure of whether the patient is truly better off as a result of the test. A test could have high sensitivity, specificity and good likelihood ratios and still have low utility if it is very invasive or poses other risks or inconvenience to the patient. It belongs under the section of a diagnostic review.
a type of software used to do a specific small job, such as count the words in a file, or run a small calculator or clock. Good utilities are invaluable to enhance your basic computer system.
Keywords:  sedan, cab, wagon, commercial, tray
a commercial vehicle but a station wagon and a sedan are not commercial vehicles
Fitness for some desirable practical or commercial purpose.
Load-carrying vehicle, with an enclosed passenger cab and a separate cargo tray.
capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team; "a utility infielder"
A type of navigation used as an alternative or substitute, function over aesthetic. For example, utility navigation is navigation that a user depends on to regain their orientation on they web site. Examples include "Home," "FAQ", "Contact", "Site Map" and "Search."
A relatively low and inexpensive grade of lumber usually used for nonstructural and non-appearance applications. Utility is the nomenclature for 4" dimension (2 x 4, 4 x 4) and #3 is the correct nomenclature for wide dimensions (2 x 6-2 x 12)
Keywords:  immoral, degree, purpose
degree of usefulness.
Of some degree of use for some purpose that is not immoral.
Keywords:  beef, inferior, usable
used of beef; usable but inferior
In United States patent law, utility is a patentability requirement. Today, the utility requirement is the lowest bar and is easily met. Largely utility is used to prevent the patenting of inoperative devices such as perpetual motion machines.
Keywords:  evb, dll, plugs, right, your
a DLL that plugs right into your eVB or VB
Keywords:  tbd, massaging, glossary, entries
(TBD massaging of other glossary entries...)
an enterprise that has been granted the exclusive right to exploit a specific publicly owned resource for the benefit of its clients, under obligations established by the concession agreement (licence)
Adaptation to satisfy the desires or wants; intrinsic value. See Note under Value, 2.
The capacity of a thing to satisfy human desires.
Measure of patient desirability or preference for various states of health and illness.
The ability of a property to meet the aims it was designed for and the ability of a property to be functional for owners or those who use it.
a module that implements a specific function, that usually do something with an input file
The usefulness of a property; its ability to satisfactorily function for the purpose for which it was intended.
an excellent tool that allows the user to test and benchmark every aspect of his or her machine to ensure it's in peak operating condition
A software tool designed to perform some frequently used support function.
a small software tool
Keywords:  validity
The subjective benefit generated by an application, running at a particular time, to a particular user. Synonymous with value.
A utility is a full application that is designed for one particular purpose and to run with only a minimum of required resources.
the quality of being of practical use
The state or quality of being useful. What is the utility of marketing practices to the library field
Keywords:  concept, new
Keywords:  principle, see
See Principle of utility
in trade-off analysis, the worth or value of each level of each attribute relative to the other levels.
Keywords:  class, see
See class_utility.