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Usability vs. Utility

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Main Difference

The main difference between Usability and Utility is that the Usability is a ease of use and learnability of a human-made object such as a tool or device; the degree to which a software can be used by consumers to achieve quantified objectives with effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction in a quantified context of use and Utility is a concept in economics & game theory: a relative measure of happiness or satisfaction

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  • Usability (noun)

    The state or condition of being usable.

  • Usability (noun)

    The degree to which an object, device, software application, etc. is easy to use with no specific training.

  • Utility (noun)

    The state or condition of being useful; usefulness.

  • Utility (noun)

    Something that is useful.

  • Utility (noun)

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

  • Utility (noun)

    Well-being, satisfaction, pleasure, or happiness.

  • Utility (noun)

    A securities of such a provider.

  • Utility (noun)

    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."

  • Utility (noun)

    The ability to play multiple positions.

  • Utility (adjective)

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

    "utility line; utility bill"

  • Utility (adjective)

    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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