usefulness
noun Date: 1617 the quality of having utility and especially practical worth or applicability

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  • usefulness — index consequence (significance), expedience, feasibility, importance, service (assistance), use …   Law dictionary

  • Usefulness — Use ful*ness, n. The quality or state of being useful; utility; serviceableness; advantage. Addison. [1913 Webster] Syn: Utility; value; profit. See {Utility}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • usefulness — *use, utility Analogous words: value, *worth: *excellence, merit …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • usefulness — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ limited, some ▪ general ▪ practical ▪ potential VERB + USEFULNESS ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • usefulness — use|ful|ness [ˈju:sfəlnıs] n [U] the state of being useful or the degree to which something is useful usefulness of ▪ There are doubts as to the usefulness of this approach (=it may not be useful) . ▪ As a commuter service, the ferry has outlived …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • usefulness — use|ful|ness [ jusfəlnəs ] noun uncount the fact of being useful, or the ability to be useful in particular situations: I m not sure about the usefulness of her observations. outlive its usefulness (=no longer be useful): Many people think the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • usefulness — UK [ˈjuːsf(ə)lnəs] / US [ˈjusfəlnəs] noun [uncountable] the fact of being useful, or the ability to be useful in particular situations I m not sure about the usefulness of her observations. outlive its usefulness (= no longer be useful): Many… …   English dictionary

  • usefulness — noun the quality of being useful, to which extent something is useful The usefulness of his latest reorganisation has been disputed …   Wiktionary

  • usefulness — noun (U) the state of being useful: outlive its usefulness (=not be useful any more) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • usefulness — useful ► ADJECTIVE 1) able to be used for a practical purpose or in several ways. 2) informal very able or competent. DERIVATIVES usefully adverb usefulness noun …   English terms dictionary

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