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Utility is a measure of the happiness or satisfaction gained from a good or service in economics and game theory.
Utility may also refer to:
- Public utility, an organization that maintains the infrastructure for a public service, or the services themselves
- Utility (patent), one of the requirements for patentability in Canadian and United States patent laws
- Utility software or a utility program, a software program that functions for a particular purpose
- Utility player, a baseball player who plays more than one position regularly, usually in a reserve capacity
- Utility model, an intellectual property right to protect inventions
- Utility frequency, frequency of the alternating current (AC) in an electric power grid.
- Utility station, a radio transmitter that does not intentionally broadcast to the general public.
- Utility Radio, a radio receiver manufactured in Great Britain during the 1939–45 World War
- Utility room, a room in a house, which is the descendant of the scullery
- Utility aircraft, a general-purpose light aircraft or helicopter
- Utility vehicle, a vehicle that is designed for a specific task
- Utility (car), a term used in Australia and New Zealand to refer to a pickup truck or coupe utility vehicle ("ute")
- Utilities (film), a 1981 movie starring Robert Hays
- Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform, often abbreviated to "Utilities", the battledress uniform of the United States Marine Corps
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