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u·til·i·ty

(yū-til'i-tē),
In biomedical ethics and clinical decision analysis, the satisfaction or economic advantage gained from the outcome that results from a particular decision.
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An invention presents the usefulness of human beings.
System characteristics represent "those salient features of a system that can help individuals develop favourable (or unfavourable) perceptions regarding the usefulness or ease of use of a system" (Venkatesh & Bala, 2008, p.
"The committee has outlived its usefulness to the party.
Then the public could measure the usefulness of our councillors and get rid of them should they be of poor standard.
Klopping & McKinney's (2004) [9] study on e-commerce acceptance confirms that task-technology fit positively impacts perceived usefulness, ease of use, and intention to use.
Perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness of technology are the most critical concepts that influence the intention to use technology; thus, external variables that affect these two concepts should be considered (Davis, 1989).
According to a notice published in the local dailies on Wednesday, the county said that the park is scheduled to undergo improvements in a bid to enhance its usefulness to the visitors always frequenting it.
It is indicated in this model that system use will be based on perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness.
The findings of the multivariate analysis revealed that subjective norms and compatibility ha ve a significant positive effect on perceived usefulness, and perceived ease of use.
This research investigates the effect of green perceived value, perceived ease of use, and green perceived usefulness on using intentions, and discusses the mediation constructs of perceived ease of use and green perceived usefulness for green transportation consciousness.
The results highlighted that students utilize their time on social networking sites with the intent of its usefulness in their education (specifically in higher education).
I AM saddened and ashamed to be part of a race that decides who lives and who dies depending on its usefulness to mankind.