• WordNet 3.6
    • n utilization the act of using "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs","skilled in the utilization of computers"
    • n utilization the state of having been made use of "the rate of utilization"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On average, Americans spend $1300 on utility bills annually
    • n Utilization The act of utilizing, or the state of being utilized.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The basis of the Macintosh computer was Apple's Lisa which was released in 1983. This was the first system to utilize a GUI or Graphical User Interface. The first Macintosh was released in 1984.
    • n utilization The act of utilizing or turning to account, or the state of being utilized. Also spelled utilisation.
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  • Edwin Way Teale
    Edwin Way Teale
    “The difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web.”
  • Edward Dahlberg
    “Utility is our national shibboleth: the savior of the American businessman is fact and his uterine half-brother, statistics.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Success is the proper utilization of failure.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
    “Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance.”
  • Thomas A. Edison
    “Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. utilization,


In literature:

Now the point of this experience is simply this: I secured an education that seemed to me to promise the acme of utility.
"Craftsmanship in Teaching" by William Chandler Bagley
Science, it seems, begins with the desire for practical utility.
"Ancient Art and Ritual" by Jane Ellen Harrison
Dozens of these pegs may be carried without inconvenience, and utilized in the same number of snares, in a very short time.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
The investigations, in the United States, had yielded nothing of any utility.
"The Colonel of the Red Huzzars" by John Reed Scott
There are other potash-bearing wastes that might be utilized.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
It would be a pleasing task for ingenious youth with a bent towards science to seek the utility of this arrangement.
"About Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
It is vain to grieve over neglected opportunities unless their contemplation stimulates us to utilize those at hand.
"Indian Linguistic Families Of America, North Of Mexico" by John Wesley Powell
Small wind caves are numerous in the Ozarks and being cold are frequently utilized for the preservation of domestic supplies.
"Cave Regions of the Ozarks and Black Hills" by Luella Agnes Owen
In its way this was the final straw, and Tom sat down beside the utilized spring with a lump in his throat.
"The Quickening" by Francis Lynde
Illustrate how teachers may utilize for the education of the child seemingly harmful instincts.
"The Vitalized School" by Francis B. Pearson

In poetry:

Thy merit, goodness, value, worth,
Expedience, utility--
O manna, honey, salt of earth,
I sing, I chant, I worship thee!
"To A Thesaurus" by Franklin Pierce Adams
Though 'gainst spring cheese some do mutter,
Yet spring milk also makes bad butter,
Then there doth arise the query
How to utilize it in the dairy.
"Dairy Ode" by James McIntyre
Who tells you how clever one Mr. Fun-blank is,
How charming his Articles 'gainst the Nobility; —
And assures you that even a gentleman's rank is,
In Jeremy's school, of no sort of utility.
"Ode to the Sublime Porte" by Thomas Moore
The real estate agent is saying, "Utilities . . .
easy payments, a view." I see
my prints in the dirt. Out there
in the wind we talk about credit, security—
there on the bank by Graydigger's home.
"Graydigger's Home" by William Stafford
Scythians, with Nature not at strife,
Light Arabs of our complex life,
They build no houses, plant no mills
To utilize Time's sliding river,
Content that it flow waste forever,
If they, like it, may have their wills.
"The Nomades" by James Russell Lowell
"It's a sort of a contraption which will work itself," he said,
"And, without studying, will put my lessons in my head."
He thought and puzzled o'er his plan, he worked with might and main
To utilize the wondrous schemes within his fertile brain:
"The Instructiphone" by Carolyn Wells

In news:

A boil order for Attica and areas further north has been lifted by Pershing Utilities.
Kubota launched four new models of its M-Series deluxe mid-size ag/utility tractors including the M135X, a 118 PTO horsepower tractor.
Arcata's tax could be the start of a broader attack, waged through utility bills.
Memphis Light Gas and Water is expecting to write off close to $12 million this year from customers who are unable to pay their utility bills.
DALLAS—A Dallas-based utility will offer 12,000 free oak trees to customers as part of an energy-conservation program.
Public Service Commission Meets in Clarksburg , Talks Utility Response in Derecho.
The June 29th Derecho cause major damage to power lines and utilities in our area.
All utilities paid + cable.
Biodiesel is a new type of fuel that utilizes vegetable oil instead of, or in addition to, petroleum.
SAN FRANCISCO — A tax loophole big enough to drive a $90,000 sport-utility vehicle through is working magic on SUV sales.
The Trenton Sewer Utility handles wastewater and sewage generated from the city of Trenton, N.J.
Closed-door talks common in utility-rate cases.
The industry group Cloud Security Alliance offers resources for financial institutions looking to utilize cloud services.
Aberdeen utility fees comparable to other cities.
With the difficult economy it's sometimes not easy for the retired community to pay their utility bills.

In science:

Ryan TM (1974) The use of unbounded utility functions in expected-utility maximization: Comment.
Menger 1934 revisited
The final utility function is Ru divided by the maximum possible utility for the user, average over all test users .
A Comparative Study of Collaborative Filtering Algorithms
These probabili­ urns from which we might have selected it. ties are the probabilities that, combined with utilities, If we agree on utilities yield expectations.
Uncertain Inferences and Uncertain Conclusions
This utility, hotpixels, is a very simple utility that masks all pixels meeting both of the following criteria.
WFPC2 Stellar Photometry with HSTphot
Test T3 utilizes state |+i⊗k ⊗ |−i and test T4 utilizes state |−i⊗k ⊗ |−i as input to the oracle.
Fault testing quantum switching circuits