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utility
'utility' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'utility'
1. used of beef; usable but inferior
2. capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team
a utility infielder

'utility' - used as a noun
3. a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
4. the quality of being of practical use
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. (economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice
7. (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
8. 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
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    On average, Americans spend $1300 on utility bills annually.