[ noun ] (business) a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
Used in print(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)
This is true because of savings in utility lines and the fact that your buildings have a useful radius equal in all directions .
The values of the site may be affected by the appearance of the adjoining lands , ownership and use of the land , and the utilities available there .
The utilities available nearby may provide a savings in the cost of extending electricity or water to the site .
- Some areas may already have been improved and contain buildings , roads , utilities , cleared land , etcetera which may raise the cost of the site .
[ noun ] the quality of being of practical use
Used in print(Robert E. Lane, The Liberties of Wit: Humanism, Critici...)
I mean something more like Freud 's concept of the utility of `` play '' to a small child : he plays `` house '' or `` doctor '' or `` fireman '' as a way of mastering slightly frightening experiences , reliving them imaginatively until they are under control .
[ noun ] (work) the service provided by a utility company
"the cost of utilities never decreases"
Used in print(Orlin J. Scoville, Part-Time Farming...)
Usually , the cost of food and shelter will be somewhat less on the farm and the cost of transportation and utilities somewhat more .
[ noun ] (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"
[ noun ] 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"