Utility to Uzema

(U*til"i*ty) n. [OE. utilite, F. utilité, L. utilitas, fr. utilis useful. See Utile.]

1. The quality or state of being useful; usefulness; production of good; profitableness to some valuable end; as, the utility of manure upon land; the utility of the sciences; the utility of medicines.

The utility of the enterprises was, however, so great and obvious that all opposition proved useless.

2. (Polit. Econ.) Adaptation to satisfy the desires or wants; intrinsic value. See Note under Value, 2.

Value in use is utility, and nothing else, and in political economy should be called by that name and no other.
F. A. Walker.

3. Happiness; the greatest good, or happiness, of the greatest number, — the foundation of utilitarianism. J. S. Mill.

Syn. — Usefulness; advantageous; benefit; profit; avail; service. — Utility, Usefulness. Usefulness has an Anglo-Saxon prefix, utility is Latin; and hence the former is used chiefly of things in the concrete, while the latter is employed more in a general and abstract sense. Thus, we speak of the utility of an invention, and the usefulness of the thing invented; of the utility of an institution, and the usefulness of an individual. So beauty and utility (not usefulness) are brought into comparison. Still, the words are often used interchangeably.

(U"til*i`za*ble) a. Capable of being utilized; as, the utilizable products of the gas works.

(U`til*i*za"tion) n. [Cf. F. utilization.] The act of utilizing, or the state of being utilized.

(U"til*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Utilized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Utilizing ] [Cf. F. utiliser.] To make useful; to turn to profitable account or use; to make use of; as, to utilize the whole power of a machine; to utilize one's opportunities.

In former ages, the mile-long corridors, with their numerous alcoves, might have been utilized as . . . dungeons.

Uti possidetis
(||U`ti pos`si*de"tis) [L., as you possess.]

1. (Internat. Law) The basis or principle of a treaty which leaves belligerents mutually in possession of what they have acquired by their arms during the war. Brande & C.

2. (Roman Law) A species of interdict granted to one who was in possession of an immovable thing, in order that he might be declared the legal possessor. Burrill.

(U"tis) n. See Utas. [Obs.]

(Ut"la*ry) n. Outlawry. [Obs.] Camden.

(Ut"most`) a. [OE. utmeste, utemest, AS. temest, a superlative fr. te out. . See Out, and cf. Aftermost, Outmost, Uttermost.]

1. Situated at the farthest point or extremity; farthest out; most distant; extreme; as, the utmost limits of the land; the utmost extent of human knowledge. Spenser.

We coasted within two leagues of Antibes, which is the utmost town in France.

Betwixt two thieves I spend my utmost breath.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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