Quotes about "utility"

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Sell also: grade, substitute, usefulness

Definitions and meanings of word "utility"

• Noun: a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation

• Noun: the quality of being of practical use

• Noun: the service (electric power or water or transportation) provided by a public utility; examples: "the cost of utilities never decreases", "all the utilities were lost after the hurricane"

• Noun: (economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice

• Noun: (computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer; example: "a computer system provides utility programs to perform the tasks needed by most users"

• Noun: 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; example: "the price of the house included all utilities"

• Adj: used of beef; usable but inferior

• Adj: capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team; example: "a utility infielder"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "utility"

Thomas A. Edison
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American Inventor
Thursday 11 February 1847 - Sunday 18 October 1931
Edwin Way Teale
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American Writer, Photographer
Friday 2 June 1899 - Saturday 18 October 1980
Mortimer Adler
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American Philosopher, Author, Educator
Sunday 28 December 1902 - Thursday 28 June 2001
Karl Jaspers
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German Psychologist, Philosopher, Psychiatrist
Friday 23 February 1883 - Wednesday 26 February 1969
Doug Larson
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American Cartoonist
Born Wednesday 10 February 1926
Mitt Romney
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American Politician, Businessman
Born Wednesday 12 March 1947
Edmund Burke
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Irish Statesman, Philosopher, Author
Wednesday 12 January 1729 - Sunday 9 July 1797
Frank Lloyd Wright
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American Writer, Educator, Designer, Architect
Saturday 8 June 1867 - Thursday 9 April 1959
Friedrich Schiller
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German Philosopher, Poet, Historian, Dramatist, Playwright
Saturday 10 November 1759 - Thursday 9 May 1805
Benito Mussolini
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Italian Politician
Sunday 29 July 1883 - Saturday 28 April 1945

Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success.

Thomas A. Edison

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The difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web.

Thomas A. Edison

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The fishes are also employed for the same purpose on any yard, which happens to be sprung or fractured. Thus their form, application, and utility are exactly like those of the splinters applied to a broken limb in surgery.

Thomas A. Edison

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Philosophy as practice does not mean its restriction to utility or applicability, that is, to what serves morality or produces serenity of soul.

Thomas A. Edison

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Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, opulence is when you have three - and paradise is when you have none.

Thomas A. Edison

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In the richest country in the history of the world, this Obama economy has crushed the middle class. Family income has fallen by $4,000, but health insurance premiums are higher, food prices are higher, utility bills are higher, and gasoline prices have doubled. Today more Americans wake up in poverty than ever before.

Thomas A. Edison

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I rank myself no higher in the scheme of things than a policeman - whose utility would disappear if there were no criminals.

Thomas A. Edison

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Free trade is not based on utility but on justice.

Thomas A. Edison

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The architect should strive continually to simplify; the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered that comfort and utility may go hand in hand with beauty.

Thomas A. Edison

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Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance.

Thomas A. Edison

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Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.

Thomas A. Edison

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All I ever promised was that I was sure I could develop a new pharmacological agent which might answer a physiological question. Any utility would be implicit in that answer.

Thomas A. Edison

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Science has a simple faith, which transcends utility. It is the faith that it is the privilege of man to learn to understand, and that this is his mission.

Thomas A. Edison

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What makes my approach special is that I do different things. I do jazz, blues, country music and so forth. I do them all, like a good utility man.

Thomas A. Edison

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To remove this obstacle I repeat or refer to such knowledge as has come under my notice, my own previously expressed views, and also describe and exhibit my last experiments and explain their novelty and utility.

Thomas A. Edison

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Whenever you play dance music, it serves a function. It becomes a utility; you have to worry about the tempos and what you're going to play for people. But when you're playing for listening, you're free.

Thomas A. Edison

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Failures of perspective in decision-making can be due to aspects of the social utility paradox, but more often result from simple mistakes caused by inadequate thought.

Thomas A. Edison

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With a painter or a sculptor, one cannot begin to alter his works, but an architect has to put up with anything, because he makes utility objects - the building is there to be used, and times change.

Thomas A. Edison

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Finally, gentleman, from the considerations above mentioned, as I cannot consistently with my own honor, nor with utility to my country, considering the manner in which Business is transacted here, remain any longer in this chair, I now resign it.

Thomas A. Edison

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There's always the tendency to transform the Church into an ethical agency, and of measuring the Church by the yardstick of social and cultural utility.

Thomas A. Edison

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