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noun uk   /juːˈtɪl.ə.ti/ us    /-t̬i/

utility noun (SERVICE)

[C] formal a service that is used by the public, such as an electricity or gas supply or a train service: utility bills
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utility noun (USE)

[U] formal the usefulness of something, especially in a practical way
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