Meaning of UTILITY in English

UTILITY

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

public utility

utility pole

utility room

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

big

The kitchen was like a big utility room with a huge sink, a stone floor, and a large wooden table.

electric

The empirical investigations of Modigliani and Miller 2 were conducted on examples of oil and electric utility companies.

The campaign for a deregulated electric utility industry, like a balloon, is filled with a lot of hot air.

In 1895, the city built the first and only municipally-owned electric utility in Orange County.

A high-technology firm, for example, faces a great deal more business risk than does an electric utility .

Transportation, communications, and electric and other utilities are illustrations of industries which are regulated in varying degrees.

Investments in electric utility stocks were down to 16. 2 percent in December from 21. 2 percent the year earlier.

Currently, electric utilities only have limited access to power plants outside their service areas.

expected

The wage is set by the union executive to maximize the expected utility of the median voter.

But, at least, the agent never makes an inferior choice, never choosing x when y has greater expected utility .

large

All Bernice could see was a large utility belt with a screamer pistol in a holster and a row of charge packs.

Three large utility companies -- AT&038;.

local

At the same time, large corporations are now generating their own power and completely bypassing the formerly dominant local utility .

marginal

Given diminishing marginal utility of income, more income in one period can not compensate for lower income in another period.

Alfred Marshall called this marginal utility .

Many of its workers and functions were of marginal utility and at the cost of a better price to cocoa farmers.

He compares the price to the marginal utility .

Figure 15-3 shows that at the equilibrium point E the marginal utility of the last film equals its marginal cost.

Above Q *; the marginal utility of films is less than the marginal utility of meals sacrificed.

privatised

It will deliver the promises made in the citizens charter to extend the powers of the four regulators of the privatised utilities .

To regain majority control of other privatised utilities when funds allow.

Legislation will be introduced to reinforce the regulation of privatised utilities .

public

The reporting system covers only a proportion of the chemicals emitted and also exempts many types of plants, including public utilities .

After its experience with the disease, the public utility company issued an AIDS-specific policy statement and set of guidelines.

Then again, various public utility undertakings offer important positions to solicitors.

They were manufacturing, the finance, insurance and real estate group, transportation and public utilities and government.

The cost of diverting mains services and public utilities can be very expensive and in certain situations virtually impossible.

Of course, Tucson Water is a public utility , and therefore is required to keep its records open to the public.

Does it apply to a public utility which may or may not appear to be similar to a local government?

They thought of them as public utilities .

social

Does this enable the court to take into account the comparative social utility of the product and apply a cost-benefit analysis?

Very few students talked about their subject in terms of its social utility .

■ NOUN

bill

Life on the ship involves no rent checks or utility bills .

I always mailed my rent check on time, along with my phone and utilities bills .

That effort raises funds to help low-income households pay their utility bills .

The program includes brochures, direct mail, television and radio ads, utility bill inserts and the live-operator call center.

company

Reports prepared by utility companies , often for electricity or pipeline schemes, are mostly satisfactory, however.

Bob Jones, a supervisor for a utility company , has had a Mac for 12 years.

Maybe spending by government and utilities companies would be a worthwhile investment.

After its experience with the disease, the public utility company issued an AIDS-specific policy statement and set of guidelines.

These include not only central and local government but also major utility companies and transport suppliers.

Three large utility companies -- AT&038;.

The empirical investigations of Modigliani and Miller 2 were conducted on examples of oil and electric utility companies .

electricity

The risk of California's electricity utilities going bankrupt has added to the market's jitters.

In 1982 electricity utilities cancelled 18 nuclear power stations, some of them well advanced in construction.

From the start, the operation of commercial nuclear power stations was the responsibility of the electricity utilities .

function

The situation is simplified if the utility function is homothetic, and that assumption is made in what follows.

Tastes for variety are assumed to be of the S-D-S form, and the upper tier utility function is Cobb-Douglas.

Icons-pictorial images used on screen to indicate utility functions , files, folders or applications software.

Let the upper tier utility function be Cobb-Douglas.

Their utility functions may remain unchanged, but the income constraints which now confront them have altered.

What happens when upper tier preferences can not be represented by a Cobb-Douglas utility function ?

Exercise 10-1 Suppose that everyone has a utility function , where T i denotes taxes paid.

industry

The campaign for a deregulated electric utility industry , like a balloon, is filled with a lot of hot air.

pole

They put the device on 200 pennants suspended from utility poles , and paint it directly on crosswalks in the downtown area.

Crews will install wires on utility poles in some older neighborhoods.

The system uses microphones that are mounted atop utility poles and buildings to record gunshots and immediately relay a signal to police.

room

Limited cooking and food storage facilities are, however, available in the utility rooms on each floor.

The kitchen was like a big utility room with a huge sink, a stone floor, and a large wooden table.

A separate utility room nearby houses all the noisy domestic appliances.

I went through to the utility room , cool and dark after the noise and chaos of the kitchen.

Are the kitchen and utility room large enough to take your washing machine, dryer, freezer, refrigerator, etc?

He glanced over, shading his eyes, and seemed to see me, looking through the window from the utility room .

On the ground floor one bay would serve as an entrance and utility room , with a stair to the first floor.

He almost ran down the hall, through the kitchen and into the little utility room that had once been a scullery.

sport

Toyota introduced its third generation 4-Runner mid-priced sport utility .

Ford is offering a $ 2, 000 rebate on its Bronco sport utility vehicle.

Customers also may have a harder time finding full-size pick-up trucks and certain sport utility vehicles.

Type: Front-engine, four-wheel drive, nine-passenger, full-size sport utility .

Type Front-engine, four-wheel-drive, five-passenger, luxury sport utility .

Many aging enthusiasts began to abandon sports cars for sport utilities .

It was a sport utility that was also a personal vehicle and it got good mileage.

So they set out at the beginning of 1997 in four sport utility vehicles.

vehicle

Ford is offering a $ 2, 000 rebate on its Bronco sport utility vehicle .

Sport utility vehicles have supplanted minivans in recent years as the top-selling family vehicle, according to trade experts.

Customers also may have a harder time finding full-size pick-up trucks and certain sport utility vehicles .

Mr Roberts also confirmed that Ford is launching a full-size sport-utility vehicle this fall called the Expedition.

Buyers of the Ford Bronco utility vehicle will be entitled to a $ 2, 000 rebate.

So they set out at the beginning of 1997 in four sport utility vehicles .

They see even more dollar signs ahead: There are now about 30 models of sport utility vehicles .

Plus the most significant restyling since the Cherokee debuted as a compact sport utility vehicle in 1984.

water

The Clinton administration also favors giving loans to water utilities to upgrade their facilities.

Donahue, 36, is a water utilities supervisor for the city.

■ VERB

include

Or how many folks' rent includes utilities .

Bureaucrats have been included among the utility maximizing groups within the political arena.

maximize

This, presumably one could say, maximizes their utility .

The wage is set by the union executive to maximize the expected utility of the median voter.

Consumers maximize utility subject to possible quantity constraints.

provide

Particularly interesting are the organisations providing utility services: gas, electricity, water and transportation.

The companies' will explore ways to provide one-stop shopping for utilities that want to automate many of their business functions.

require

California's Public Utilities Commission issued a temporary restraining order requiring the two utilities to keep serving more than 2 million customers.

sell

E shareholders, or selling them to utility employees.

use

You can use the DESQview utility , Manifest, to examine this area to see if it's usable.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Demonstrations allow customers to get an immediate idea of a product's utility .

I have severe doubts about the utility of examinations on subjects which have been learned parrot-fashion.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

However, other utilities may also bid for PowerGen.

It was paced by auto, chemical and utility stocks.

Monopolies in industries like railways and various utilities need breaking up.

Pareto is in no doubt that the two types of utility , for and of a community, do not necessarily coincide.

They were manufacturing, the finance, insurance and real estate group, transportation and public utilities and government.

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