from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the quality of being useful, to which extent something is useful
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being useful; utility; serviceableness; advantage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being useful; conduciveness to some end; utility; serviceableness; advantage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being of practical use
Well enjoy the perks while you can because Palin will throw you under the tractor trailer wheels as soon as your usefulness is all used up.
"The U.S. will have to find a balance between their immediate needs and the long-term usefulness of their actions," says Mr. Haqqani.
EnterRustic Fruit Desserts, a collaboration between James Beard winner Cory Schreiber and Portland baker Julie Richardson, a book whose usefulness is clear straight from the introduction, where the authors describe each pastry-fruit iteration.
If the truth of a scientific theory, or even its usefulness, is to be judged by its predictive abilities, what are we to make of the predictions made by Hansen before Congress some 20 years ago, when we compare them with the actual measurements of the past twenty years?
Their usefulness is so obvious that some soldiers here go on foot patrol with them loosely placed on each limb, ready to be tightened.
Its usefulness is limited, though, as it can't tell you when your payment arrive until about a week before they send out the check.
My immediate reaction was an urge to question how much of the pragmatism and usefulness is due to the ready-made group think and supporting movement.
As Wikipedia says, "this advancement transformed the material's usefulness from a time-consuming process ... into a mass-producible material which could be quickly inflated into large, transparent, and leak-proof vessels."
The institutional blogs are useful, but their usefulness is necessarily limited to a local audience, and few are compelling enough to encourage faculty, students, and attorneys to subscribe and actually read them.
Readers rate the comments in usefulness 1-5, with 5 being most useful and 1 being "lamest."