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utility,

in economics: see valuevalue,
in economics, worth of a commodity in terms of other commodities, or in terms of money (see price). Value depends on both desirability and scarcity. The marginal theory of value, pioneered in the late 19th cent.
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utility

(ECONOMICS) the satisfaction or pleasure that a person derives from the consumption of a good or service. In the work of CLASSICAL ECONOMISTS, it was assumed that utility might be measured on an absolute scale. In modern economics, the assumption is merely that individuals are at least able to rank the satisfactions they receive or expect to receive. It is on this basis that conceptions and forms of analysis central in modern economics, e.g. indifference curves, conceptions of marginal utility, are formulated (see NEOCLASSICAL ECONOMICS).

utility

[yü′til·əd·ē]
(engineering)
One of the nonprocess (support) facilities for a manufacturing plant; usually considered as facilities for steam, cooling water, deionized water, electric power, refrigeration, compressed and instrument air, and effluent treatment.

public utility

A public service such as water, gas, electricity, telephone, sewers, etc.

utility

1. 
a. a public service, such as the bus system; public utility
b. (as modifier): utility vehicle
2. Economics
a. the ability of a commodity to satisfy human wants
b. the amount of such satisfaction
3. Austral and NZ a small truck with an open body and low sides, often with a removable tarpaulin cover; pick-up
4. a piece of computer software designed for a routine task, such as examining or copying files

utility

(1) See utility program.

(2) Usefulness; fitness for a particular use. Utility is one of the six fundamental components of information security (see Parkerian Hexad). For example, if data are encrypted and the decryption key is unavailable, the breach of security is in the lack of utility of the data (they are still confidential, possessed, integral, authentic and available).
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2010) evaluaron la vida util de carne picada envasada en atmosfera modificada a temperaturas de 4,3, 8,1 y 15,5[degrees]C, encontrando que los valores medios de vida util fueron de 9 dias a 4,3[degrees]C (temperatura de almacenamiento recomendada), 3-4 dias a 8,1[degrees]C (temperatura usual en los refrigeradores de uso domestico) y 2 dias a 15,5[degrees]C (temperatura de abuso).
Se debe recordar que la salida de tension de un convertidor DC-DC depende de la tension de entrada y del parametro de ciclo util definido en el PWM.
Debido a que no hay mayor informacion respecto a la vida util de pastas de tomate y su energia de activacion, este trabajo tiene como proposito determinarla mediante pruebas aceleradas por temperatura.
El modelo desarrollado en este trabajo consiste en identificar el mecanismo de degradacion con el fin de establecer la vida util de los materiales e identificar que actividades realizar sobre la infraestructura, ya sea de un material o un grupo de materiales, por ejemplo una torre de transmision, y sus respectivas funciones de perdida de masa y valoracion del grosor en el tiempo, lo que permitiria definir limites de falla funcional o falla catastrofica.
Apos a realizacao dos calculos para determinar o tempo de vida util da represa, aplicou-se o coeficiente de correcao (K'), que e o resultado obtido da batimetria mais proximo da realidade dividido pelo resultado obtido da camara de sedimentacao:
Segun la figura 2 obtenida con los datos de consumidores, el tiempo de vida util del queso campesino rico en grasa esta entre 40 y 45 dias, cuando el 50% de los consumidores lo rechazaria (8).
Ambos, organo y util, muestran el caracter del para .
The agreement means that Eurobrake's manufacturing operations will be relocated to Util Industries' facilities in Turin, Italy while the Eurobrake facility in Telford, United Kingdom will be closed down.
Palabras clave: Vida util, longevidad, vacas mestizas, produccion de leche acumulada, causas de eliminacion.
Son mas caras, pero se amortizan mucho antes de que termine su vida util (entre 8.
La senora de la casa no solo sirve para comprar casas, tambien podria ser muy util para ir a las adquiridas en Miami
SeeNews) - Nov 13, 2012 - UTIL, the public utilities index of Brazil's Sao Paulo Bovespa Stock Exchange, tumbled 1.