Definition of utility adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//juːˈtɪləti//
; NAmE NAmE//juːˈtɪləti//
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[only before noun] that can be used for several different purposes an all-round utility player (= one who can play equally well in several different positions in a sport) Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French utilite, from Latin utilitas, from utilis ‘useful’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: utility