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Usefulness meaning

usefulness - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. The quality or state of being useful; utility; serviceableness; advantage.
  2. 2. In patent law, the requirement that an invention have some purpose, or in the case of design patents, be ornamental. The purpose can be solely for amusement or a minor improvement on an existing design -- not every invention has to be a groundbreaking feat like the telephone.

usefulness - examples of usage

  1. For many months she had seen what the Colonel himself was slow to comprehend- that his usefulness was gone. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. Afterwards the animal should rest until the usefulness of the foot is restored. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. We do not pay for things in proportion to their usefulness, or else air and water would be the most costly of all things. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
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