Utilisation vs Utility - What's the difference?

utilisation | utility |

As nouns the difference between utilisation and utility

is that utilisation is the act of using something while utility is the state or condition of being useful; usefulness.



Alternative forms

* (l) (American)


(en noun)
  • The act of using something.
  • The manner in which something is used.
  • The state of being used.
  • Synonyms

    * use

    Usage notes

    * See usage notes at .




  • 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