use and utility

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Feb 19 21:25:56 UTC 2010

OK: make that "use", "utility", "usage" and "utilization"

The main question on the use of the pair "use and utility" still stands.


On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 4:18 PM, Charles Doyle <cdoyle at> wrote:

> "Utility" can mean 'usefulness' as well as 'use'--but no parallel distinction obtains with the verbs "utilize" and "use." (My students are fond of "utilization.")
> In discussions of language, I am often perplexed by the distinction (if any) between the nouns "use" and "usage."
> --Charlie

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