"utilities" in the noun sense
1. utility, public utility, public utility company, public-service corporation
a company that performs a public service subject to government regulation
2. utility, usefulness
the quality of being of practical use
the service (electric power or water or transportation) provided by a public utility
"the cost of utilities never decreases"
"all the utilities were lost after the hurricane"
economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice
5. utility program, utility, service program
computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer
"a computer system provides utility programs to perform the tasks needed by most users"
a facility composed of one or more pieces of equipment connected to or part of a structure and designed to provide a service such as heat or electricity or water or sewage disposal
"the price of the house included all utilities"
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