Appliance vs Utility - What's the difference?

appliance | utility |

As nouns the difference between appliance and utility

is that appliance is the act of applying; application while utility is the state or condition of being useful; usefulness.



(en noun)
  • The act of applying; application.
  • An implement, an instrument or apparatus designed (or at least used) as a means to a specific end (often specified).
  • Specifically: A non-manual apparatus or device, powered electrically or by another small motor, used in homes to perform domestic functions (household appliance) and/or in offices.
  • An attachment, some equipment (or - piece) to adapt another tool or machine to such specific purpose
  • When the boy hid father's feared cane, his bum soon found out the hard way how many sturdy appliances''' at home can double as perfectly painful spanking ' appliance
  • (lb) A compliance
  • Derived terms

    () * home appliance * major appliance * small appliance






  • 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