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It is inevitable that those to whom is vouchsafed a long life of usefulness should outlive the friends of their youth.
Cleveland Abbe

Meaning of "usefulness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF USEFULNESS

usefulness  [ˈjuːsfʊlnɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF USEFULNESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Usefulness is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES USEFULNESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Utility

Utility, or usefulness, is the ability of something to satisfy needs or wants. Utility is an important concept in economics and game theory, because it represents satisfaction experienced by the consumer of a good. Not coincidentally, a good is something that satisfies human wants and provides utility, for example, to a consumer making a purchase. It was recognized that one can not directly measure benefit, satisfaction or happiness from a good or service, so instead economists have devised ways of representing and measuring utility in terms of economic choices that can be counted. Economists have attempted to perfect highly abstract methods of comparing utilities by observing and calculating economic choices. In the simplest sense, economists consider utility to be revealed in people's willingness to pay different amounts for different goods.

Definition of usefulness in the English dictionary

The definition of usefulness in the dictionary is the fact or quality of being useful.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH USEFULNESS


carefulness
ˈkeəfʊlnɪs
faithfulness
ˈfeɪθfʊlnɪs
fearfulness
ˈfɪəfʊlnɪs
forcefulness
ˈfɔːsfʊlnɪs
forgetfulness
fəˈɡetfʊlnɪs
fruitfulness
ˈfruːtfʊlnɪs
fullness
ˈfʊlnɪs
gracefulness
ˈɡreɪsfʊlnɪs
helpfulness
ˈhelpfʊlnɪs
joyfulness
ˈdʒɔɪfʊlnɪs
mindfulness
ˈmaɪndfʊlnɪs
peacefulness
ˈpiːsfʊlnɪs
playfulness
ˈpleɪfʊlnɪs
purposefulness
ˈpɜːpəsfʊlnɪs
remorsefulness
rɪˈmɔːsfʊlnɪs
resourcefulness
rɪˈzɔːsfʊlnɪs
thankfulness
ˈθæŋkfʊlnɪs
thoughtfulness
ˈθɔːtfʊlnɪs
truthfulness
ˈtruːθfʊlnɪs
wastefulness
ˈweɪstfʊlnɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE USEFULNESS

useability
useable
useableness
useably
used
used to
used-car salesman
usedn´t
useful
usefully
useless
uselessly
uselessness
usen´t
Usenet
user
user group
user interface
user-definable
user-defined

WORDS THAT END LIKE USEFULNESS

awfulness
business
casualness
coolness
deceitfulness
dullness
evilness
foulness
healthfulness
hopefulness
illness
meaningfulness
mental illness
realness
skillfulness
smallness
specialness
stillness
wakefulness
wellness
wonderfulness

Synonyms and antonyms of usefulness in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «USEFULNESS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «usefulness» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of usefulness

Translation of «usefulness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF USEFULNESS

Find out the translation of usefulness to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of usefulness from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «usefulness» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

有用
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

utilidad
570 millions of speakers

English

usefulness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उपयोगिता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فائدة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

полезность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

utilidade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কাজেরতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

utilité
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kegunaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Nutzen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

実用性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

유용성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kegunaan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hữu ích
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பயனை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उपयोगिता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kullanışlılık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

utilità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przydatność
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

корисність
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

utilitate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χρησιμότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nut
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

användbarhet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nytten
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of usefulness

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «USEFULNESS»

The term «usefulness» is very widely used and occupies the 19.329 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «USEFULNESS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about usefulness

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10 QUOTES WITH «USEFULNESS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word usefulness.
1
Cleveland Abbe
It is inevitable that those to whom is vouchsafed a long life of usefulness should outlive the friends of their youth.
2
Peter Agre
It is a remarkable honor to receive a Nobel Prize, because it not only recognizes discoveries, but also their usefulness to the advancement of fundamental science.
3
Liberty Hyde Bailey
There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness.
4
E. T. Bell
Guided only by their feeling for symmetry, simplicity, and generality, and an indefinable sense of the fitness of things, creative mathematicians now, as in the past, are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than by any prospect of ultimate usefulness.
5
Kjell Magne Bondevik
A person's worth is quite independent of their usefulness to society.
6
Alex Campbell
The reason why I take my life is because I want to go to my wife and boy. My usefulness in this world is at an end. I can not be satisfied in any business and can not be without their companionship.
7
Alex Campbell
Besides, my usefulness here is destroyed because all of my friends think me a man of unsound mind.
8
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
I am aware of the usefulness of science to society and of the benefits society derives from it.
9
John Cheever
The need to write comes from the need to make sense of one's life and discover one's usefulness.
10
Richard Ernst
Experiments were not attempted at that time, we did not believe in the usefulness of the concept anyway, and I finished my thesis in 1962 with a feeling like an artist balancing on a high rope without any interested spectators.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «USEFULNESS»

Discover the use of usefulness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to usefulness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Decision Usefulness Theory of Accounting: A Limited History
This book ties together selected contributions by George Staubus to the early development of the decision-usefulness theory of financial accounting--the theory that has become generally accepted accounting theory in the last half of the ...
George J. Staubus, 2013
2
A Passionate Usefulness: The Life and Literary Labors of ...
In A Passionate Usefulness, the first book-length biography of this remarkable figure, Gary Schmidt focuses primarily on the intimate connection between Adams’s reading and her own literary work.
Gary D. Schmidt, 2004
3
The Craftsman and the Critic: Defining Usefulness and Beauty ...
This richly illustrated book explores the interaction of craft workers and critics as they collaborated to improve the quality of the living and working environment in Boston and across the United States.
Beverly Kay Brandt, 2009
4
A Sermon Concerning the Excellency and Usefulness of the ...
William Beveridge.
William Beveridge, 1682
5
Tourism-marketing Performance Metrics and Usefulness ...
This volume provides specific answers to hard questions about how to create valid metrics to measure the effectiveness of tourism advertising and the usefulness of destination marketing websites.
Arch G. Woodside, 2010
6
Usefulness in Small Things: Items from the Under a Fiver ...
Shows everyday consumer products from around the world that have been redesigned to address a particular need, along with descriptions of each item's purpose, distinctive features, and location.
Kim Colin, Sam Hecht, 2011
7
Earnings Measurement, Determination, Management, and ...
A succinct, penetrating analysis of the crucial issues that affect the determination and uses of earnings as measures of corporate financial performance.
Ahmed Riahi-Belkaoui, 1999
8
The Trouble with Computers: Usefulness, Usability, and ...
Beginning with an explanation of why considerable outlays for computing since 1973 have not resulted in comparable payoffs, the author proposes that emerging techniques for user-centred development can turn the situation around - through ...
Thomas K. Landauer, 1996
9
The Selected Papers of Jane Addams: vol. 2: Venturing into ...
Venturing into Usefulness, the second volume of The Selected Papers of Jane Addams, documents the experience of this major American historical figure, intellectual, social activist, and author between June 1881, when at twenty-one she had ...
Mary Lynn McCree Bryan, Barbara Bair, 2009
10
The Usefulness of the Kantian Philosophy: How Karl Leonhard ...
This book investigates how Reinhold’s background in Enlightenment influenced his reception of Kant?’s critical philosophy.
Karianne J. Marx, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «USEFULNESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term usefulness is used in the context of the following news items.
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Voices: Eleanor Blayney on the Usefulness of Trusts for Many Families
But as that exemption has grown—it is $5.43 million per individual in 2015—many have called into question the usefulness of trusts as an estate-planning tool. «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
2
Evidence of Marijuana's Medical Usefulness Mounts
New research conducted by Penny Whiting, a senior research fellow at the University of Bristol, supports use of marijuana for chronic pain and neuropathic pain, ... «Newsweek, Jul 15»
3
WH: Iran nuke talks extended because of their 'usefulness'
"We're focused on the usefulness of continuing to talk." Earnest made the statement one day after asserting that the latest July 7 deadline for the Iran deal was ... «Washington Examiner, Jul 15»
4
The Usefulness of Learning Through Observation
Pick any industry and you'll find that very few people actually do the work themselves. Most cite a secondary source, or look up a summary online to quickly learn ... «Lifehacker, Jun 15»
5
European Commission Weighs Usefulness of IFRS
The European Commission has issued a report evaluating the use of International Financial Reporting Standards over the past decade in the European Union. «Accounting Today, Jun 15»
6
Apple Music may be overselling its usefulness
It was a convincing proposal, one befitting masters of their domain. A year after Apple revealed the purchase of Beats Entertainment, the headphone and ... «Los Angeles Times, Jun 15»
7
Has the Labour party outlived its usefulness?
Has the Labour party outlived its usefulness? Selina Todd. Labour's time could be up. History says that it could be reborn in a different guise and with a different ... «The Guardian, May 15»
8
Candidate 'cattle calls' replace GOP debates in number, usefulness
NASHUA — After the 2012 election was over, the Republican National Committee vowed to do so something about the large number of presidential primary ... «Boston Globe, May 15»
9
Don't Just DIY to Save Money, Do It to Build Your Usefulness
Lifestyle inflation tempts people to spend money to solve their problems. You can afford to throw out pants with holes in them, so why fix them? For starters, you ... «Lifehacker, May 15»
10
Report shows US officials struggled to assess usefulness of post-9 …
Washington (CNN) A newly declassified report on the Bush administration's post-9/11 warrantless surveillance program says U.S. intelligence officials struggled ... «CNN, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Usefulness [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/usefulness>. Feb 2020 ».
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