public utility

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n public utility a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
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Usage

In literature:

Buonaparte at this period devised, and began to put into execution, innumerable public works of the highest utility.
"The History of Napoleon Buonaparte" by John Gibson Lockhart
In the early years of the nineteenth century the foundation was laid for the great public-utility organizations of the present time.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
They had answered my purpose of public utility, and I had almost dismissed them from my remembrance.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Such are the railroads, other common carriers and public utilities.
"The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation"
Their architecture, in so far as it was original, subserved purposes of public utility.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III." by John Symonds
Their architecture, in so far as it was original, subserved purposes of public utility.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
The Socialists often argue from some successful results in government ownership of public utilities to the success of Socialism itself.
"The Red Conspiracy" by Joseph J. Mereto
Before he recovered any degree of strength, he desired the general officers to consult together for the public utility.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
Not as a matter of private interest, but of public utility his interference was sought.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
The peanut was first utilized in this way and rapidly won its way to public favor.
"Northern Nut Growers Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-First Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
But there were some serious drawbacks to the utility of the young nobleman as a public man.
"Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745" by Mrs. Thomson
The taxpaying public must believe in the economy, utility, and necessity of efficient health administration.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
The control of public utilities has passed into fewer hands.
"Society" by Henry Kalloch Rowe
If this had continued the telephone would never have become a public utility.
"The Book of Business Etiquette" by Nella Henney
The State might, in the name of public utility, henceforth take whatever it thought would suit it.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
It is brought down to one of practical utility, of public expediency.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
County fairs and all possible forms of publicity were utilized.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
They will wake up some day; and then state and national ownership of public utilities will come, forced by such as you.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Civil distinctions, therefore, can be founded only on Public Utility.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
Social distinctions can be based only upon public utility.
"Concerning Justice" by Lucilius A. Emery
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In news:

Man assaults Fla. Utility worker in NY for urinating in public .
Public suggestions to lower the taxes ranged from consolidation of city services and increased charges of said services for contracting townships, to more utilization of volunteers for the city's fire department.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission issued the following Water and Wastewater Utilities news release.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is holding a hearing to receive public comment on the proposed rate increase for the City of Lancaster wastewater service.
The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada announced Thursday that a 725 area code will be introduced starting in June 2014.
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities issued the unanimous decision today.
Candidate Tamra West recently filed a complaint with the Secretary of State's office alleging election fraud in the Foresthill Public Utility District election.
Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, is urging the California Public Utilities Commission to reject a $2.2 billion plan by PG&E to modernize its pipelines.
Letter to Public Utility Commissioners encourages enforcement of waste, fraud and abuse policies.
Join the North Tahoe Public Utility District Dec 4 for a reception thanking Frank Mooney for his service.
The commission investigating the preparedness of New York's utilities for Superstorm Sandy will hold a public hearing Tuesday evening on Long Island.
The Public Utility Commission is considering allowing people to opt.
Democrats are fuming after the Republican-controlled Senate this afternoon ousted their former colleague, Ellen Anderson, as chair of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.
The outage from a severe thunderstorm affected nearly 5,000 Rochester Public Utilities customers.
Coldwater Board of Public Utilities.
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In science:

In its initial release Sky utilizes this functionality to provide a simple and intuitive introduction to ob jects that are visible to the general public and amateur astronomers.
Sky in Google Earth: The Next Frontier in Astronomical Data Discovery and Visualization
This paper utilizes public domain data originally obtained by the MACHO Project, whose work was performed under the joint auspices of the U.S.
Spatially resolved dusty torus toward the red supergiant WOH G64 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
The raw scans were reduced with version 1.61 of the Comprehensive Reduction Utility for SHARC-II (CRUSH), a publicly available,3 Java-based software package.
Star formation in Perseus - V. Outflows detected by HARP
However, a number of such publications suffer from unusual notations with typos in formulas, and errors arising due to utilization of approximations instead of exact calculations (with assumptions such as mH >> mZ ) or in some cases from unguarded remarks such as “heavy” for the new fermions.
OPUCEM: A Library with Error Checking Mechanism for Computing Oblique Parameters
Examples are sudden changes in public opinion (e.g. from pro to anti-war mood, from a smoking tolerance to a public smoking ban, or from buying energy-hungry sport utilities vehicles (SUVs) to buying environmentally-friendly cars).
Fundamental and Real-World Challenges in Economics
It utilizes IVOA standards for security [std:ssoauth] if it is desired that a non-public UWS be created.
IVOA Recommendation: Universal Worker Service Pattern Version 1.0
The availability of data resulting from the observation of an individual public behavior is arguably a weaker assumption than the availability of individual utility observations, which are often private.
Learning the Structure and Parameters of Large-Population Graphical Games from Behavioral Data
Public-key authentication utilizes public-key cryptography (also referred to as asymmetric cryptography) to identify and authenticate users, rendering passwords obsolete.
KeyAuth: Bringing Public-key Authentication to the Masses
Regular communications are utilized on a daily basis with more permanent, and public, information being provided on a series of web sites.
OPTICON: EC Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astronomy
Anaheim Public Utilities Receives Coveted Recognition for New Traffic Signal Lights that Save Ratepayers $214,000 Annually [press release, 11 June].
Increasing Market Penetration of LED Traffic Signals in New York State: Review of Articles and Information on LED Traffic Signals
Public authority redistribution of income should be sufficient to achieve the desired reallocation of welfare while retaining the market discipline for efficient resource utilization..
Time and symmetry in models of economic markets
It utilizes IVOA standards for security (SSO) if it is desired that a non-public UWS be created.
IVOA Architecture
It utilizes the interactions between reputation and publications of a scientist.
Quantifying the influence of scientists and their publications: Distinguish prestige from popularity
We remark that, as it will be clear from the following sections, when a file f of size M is stored in DSS and the secure file size achieved is Ms , the remaining M − Ms symbols can be utilized as public data, which does not have security constraints.
Optimal Locally Repairable and Secure Codes for Distributed Storage Systems
Yet, noting the possibility of storing the public data, we will refer to this uniformly distributed part as the random data, which is utilized to achieve security.
Optimal Locally Repairable and Secure Codes for Distributed Storage Systems
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