utility


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to utility: marginal utility, Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility, Total Utility

utility

(Public service), noun public business, public company, public corporation, public industry

utility

(Usefulness), noun adequacy, advantage, applicability, avail, benefit, convenience, efficacy, employability, fruitfulness, function, helpfulness, practicality, productiveness, productivity, profit, service, serviceability, suitability, usability, use, value
Foreign phrases: Omne magnum exemplum habet aliquid ex iniquo, quod publica utilitate compensatur.Every great example has some unfairness, which is compensated by the public utility.
See also: advantage, appliance, behalf, benefit, betterment, expedience, feasibility, function, help, instrument, profit, propriety, tool, use, value, worth
References in periodicals archive ?
Utility companies encourage supplier diversity, and seek minority-owned companies who provide a consistently high quality level of service.
In its widest meaning, utility computing refers to the practice of automatically matching centralized resources to an application's demands, then charging the business unit for usage.
In addition, the cyclical nature of technology that involved mainframes in the 1970s, minis in the 1980s and distributed computing in the 1990s, led the way to utility computing, said Gates Ouimette, marketing manager for The InterUnity Group, a company that helps businesses improve their business performance through the optimization of IT spending.
Davis was unwilling to allow the retail price of electricity to increase, to let the utilities go bankrupt, or to permit private buyers to purchase utility assets.
We found no instances where a utility recorded as a liability the present value of the total projected decommissioning cost obligations, which the El) would require.
The AAP is available to all landlords that have a utility tax liability for unmetered electric.
The utility claimed in court that the rights were needed for utility operations at the storage field.
Here are a few possible activities in which it makes sense to partner with your utility company:
We cannot achieve maximum competitiveness as long as we're captive to local utility monopolies," declared Busch man John Stein.
He also makes his account more interesting by devoting considerable space to a lively history of the electric utility industry that sheds light on how the industry reached the current crisis.
Industry experts recognize that SmartTrack[TM] for Utilities fills a significant need among mid-size utility companies.
This article provides an overview of storage--one of the most important subsets of utility computing--including some important questions IT managers should ask before outsourcing their storage to a utility.

Full browser ?