Utility vs Supplier - What's the difference?

utility | supplier |

As nouns the difference between utility and supplier

is that utility is the state or condition of being useful; usefulness while supplier is one who supplies; a provider.




  • The state or condition of being useful; usefulness.
  • Something that is useful.
  • (economics) The ability of a commodity to satisfy needs or wants; the satisfaction experienced by the consumer of that commodity.
  • (business, finance) A service provider, such as an electric company or water company; or , the securities of such a provider.
  • (computing) A software program designed to perform a single task or a small range of tasks, often to help manage and tune computer hardware, an operating system or application software.
  • I've bought a new disk utility that can recover deleted files.
  • (sports) The ability to play multiple positions.
  • Synonyms

    * (state of being useful) usefulness, * See also



    (en noun)
  • One who supplies; a provider.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=An internet of airborne things, date=2012-12-01, volume=405, issue=8813, page=3 (Technology Quarterly), magazine= citation
  • , passage=A farmer could place an order for a new tractor part by text message and pay for it by mobile money-transfer. A supplier many miles away would then take the part to the local matternet station for airborne dispatch via drone.}}
  • (soccer) Someone who assists (sets up) a goal.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 16 , author=Saj Chowdhury , title=Sunderland 1 - 1 Newcastle , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Regular supplier Barton played in another teasing corner, which was headed on towards goal by the impressive Ameobi and flicked in by expert poacher Nolan.}}

    See also

    * provider * vendor


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