public utility

Definitions of public utility
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n a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation

Synonyms:
public utility company, public-service corporation, utility
Types:
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phone company, phone service, telco, telephone company, telephone service
a public utility that provides telephone service
electric company, light company, power company, power service
a public utility that provides electricity
water company, waterworks
a public utility that provides water
gas company, gas service
a public utility that provides gas
bus company, bus service
a public utility providing local transportation
Type of:
service
a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation

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