1) Of, relating to, or in the interests of utility.
Coined by Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) from → utility + -arian.
Philosophy: A doctrine according to which the virtue of a thing or an action is determined by its utility. The goal of utilitarian ethics is to promote the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people. The founders of this philosophical school were Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) and James Mill (1773-1836).
1) hudemandi; 2) hudemand
Fr.: 1) utilité; 2) utilitaire
1) The state or quality of being useful; usefulness.
M.E. utilite, from O.Fr. utilite "usefulness," earlier utilitet, from L. utilitatem "usefulness, profit," from utilis "usable," from uti "to use."
Hudemandi, from hudemand "utile," from hudé "use" (as in bihudé "useless, vain, absurd"), from Mid.Pers. hudâg "good, useful, beneficent;" Av. hūdā- "doing good, producing wealth," from hū-, hu-, → eu-, + Av./O.pers. dā- "to give, grant, put," dadāiti "he gives;" Mid.Pers./Mod.Pers. dâdan "to give, put" (cf. Skt. dadáti "he gives;" Gk. tithenai "to place, put, set," didomi "I give;" L. dare "to give, offer;" Rus. delat' "to do;" O.H.G. tuon, Ger. tun, O.E. don "to do;" PIE base *dhe- "to put, to do") + -mand(i)
Fr.: logiciel utilitaire
A part of the system software designed to support the operation of application software and is used to manage the computer files. Examples of utility software are disk diagnosis program, backup software, password generation software, and virus protection software. Also called utilities.
The act or process of utilizing.
Verbal noun of → utilize.
To make practical or worthwhile use of.
From Fr. utiliser, from It. utilizzare, from utile "usable," from L. utilis "usable," from uti "to use."
Hudidan, from hudé, hudag "use," → utility, + -idan.