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Use vs Usefulness vs Utility

Useusefulnessutility are comparable when they mean the character or the quality of serving or of being able to serve an end or purpose.

Use (see also USE 1 ) ( HABIT ) is the most general or least explicit of these terms; it usually implies little more than suitability for employment for some purpose stated or implied.

Usefulness , on the other hand, is employed chiefly with reference to definite concrete things that serve or are capable of serving a practical purpose.

Utility , which comes very close to usefulness , may be preferred in technical, economic, and philosophical speech or writing, where it is often regarded as a property that can be measured or altered (as in quantity or quality) or that can be viewed as an abstraction.