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Having hard time wrapping my mind around "one of utility". For example:

The evaluation criterion used in this discourse is one of utility. Does the software serve a purpose?

Any help welcome

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A Question Of Usefulness

A utility belt carries tools; a Sports Utility Vehicle is good for recreation or work. A question of utility is usually a question of whether something is a good practical tool, as opposed to a question about aesthetics, cost, or such. In this case, it means "a question of usefulness". The word utility could have been followed by a colon, as the question that follows is a summary of the actual evaluation criterion (standard the software is expected to meet).

  • Thanks, it clicked now, it's like saying this is the matter of xxx, in similar fashion this is the question of utility, I feel stupid now :-( – krul Mar 15 at 8:46
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    Don't. If you're smart enough that you should have gotten it, then you probably would have on any other day. – PvtBuddie Mar 15 at 8:54

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