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I wanted to ask, what would be synonym of utility, when it is used in the sense of marginal-gain. For example, we say:

Among two competing persons, I prefer giving this object to Person-A, since Person-A has a higher utility of using this object than Person-B".

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Perhaps advantage or capability would work.

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Thanks, but I look for more closer answer. – user984260 Apr 19 '12 at 16:44
@user984260: if this isn't what you're looking for, can you give more description as to why this isn't good, and what extra you are looking for? – Mitch Apr 22 '12 at 13:20

Hrm... These are all economics terms, so utility used in that quite narrow context does work. You could also consider, simply, value.

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Thanks. It helps me a lot. – user984260 Jun 6 '12 at 13:30

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