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Satisfaction vs. Utility

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Satisfactionnoun

A fulfillment of a need or desire.

‘He enjoyed the dish with great satisfaction. He'll order it again the next time he arrives.’;

Utilitynoun

The state or condition of being useful; usefulness.

Satisfactionnoun

The pleasure obtained by such fulfillment.

Utilitynoun

Something that is useful.

Satisfactionnoun

The source of such gratification.

Utilitynoun

(economics) The ability of a commodity to satisfy needs or wants; the satisfaction experienced by the consumer of that commodity.

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Satisfactionnoun

A reparation for an injury or loss.

Utilitynoun

(philosophy) Well-being, satisfaction, pleasure, or happiness.

Satisfactionnoun

A vindication for a wrong suffered.

‘The count demanded satisfaction in the form of a duel at dawn.’;

Utilitynoun

A service provider, such as an electric company or water company; or, the securities of such a provider.

Satisfactionnoun

The act of satisfying, or the state of being satisfied; gratification of desire; contentment in possession and enjoyment; repose of mind resulting from compliance with its desires or demands.

‘The mind having a power to suspend the execution and satisfaction of any of its desires.’;

Utilitynoun

(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.’;

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Satisfactionnoun

Settlement of a claim, due, or demand; payment; indemnification; adequate compensation.

‘We shall make full satisfaction.’;

Utilitynoun

(sports) The ability to play multiple positions.

Satisfactionnoun

That which satisfies or gratifies; atonement.

‘Die he, or justice must; unless for himSome other, able, and as willing, payThe rigid satisfaction, death for death.’;

Utilityadjective

Having to do with, or owned by, a service provider.

‘utility line; utility bill’;

Satisfactionnoun

the contentment you feel when you have done something right;

‘the chef tasted the sauce with great satisfaction’;

Utilityadjective

Designating of a room in a house or building where mechanical equipment is installed; such as a furnace, water tank/heater, circuit breaker, and/or air conditioning unit; and often equipped with hookups for laundry equipment (washer/dryer).

‘utility room’;

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Satisfactionnoun

state of being gratified; great satisfaction;

‘dull repetitious work gives no gratification’; ‘to my immense gratification he arrived on time’;

Utilitynoun

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.’;

Satisfactionnoun

compensation for a wrong;

‘we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store’;

Utilitynoun

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.’;

Satisfactionnoun

act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite;

‘the satisfaction of their demand for better services’;

Utilitynoun

Happiness; the greatest good, or happiness, of the greatest number, - the foundation of utilitarianism.

Utilitynoun

a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation

Utilitynoun

the quality of being of practical use

Utilitynoun

the service provided by a utility company;

‘the cost of utilities never decreases’;

Utilitynoun

(economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice

Utilitynoun

(computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer;

‘a computer system provides utility programs to perform the tasks needed by most users’;

Utilitynoun

a facility composed of one or more pieces of equipment connected to or part of a structure and designed to provide a service such as heat or electricity or water or sewage disposal;

‘the price of the house included all utilities’;

Utilityadjective

used of beef; usable but inferior

Utilityadjective

capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team;

‘a utility infielder’;

Utility

Within economics, the concept of utility is used to model worth or value. Its usage has evolved significantly over time.

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