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public utilitynoun [C]

uk   us  
an ​organization that ​supplies the ​public with ​water, ​gas, or ​electricity
(Definition of public utility from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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public utilitynoun [C, usually plural]

uk   us   COMMERCE
a ​company that ​supplies water, ​gas, or electricity to ​people: Transportation, ​publicutilities and ​construction accounted for another 14,000 ​jobs. publicutilitycompanies/​regulations
(Definition of public utility from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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