Definition - utilities

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utilities
  1. the quality of being of practical use
  2. (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"
  3. a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
  4. (economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice
  5. 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"
  6. 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"