Definition of utility program in US English:

utility program


  • A program for carrying out a routine function.

    • ‘What's more, this product features a free utility program to create your DVDs.’
    • ‘Carrier files cannot execute hidden code arbitrarily; a special utility program is required to extract and manipulate concealed data.’
    • ‘It consists of a set of kernel drivers, an application programming interface library and utility programs for supporting sound under Linux.’
    • ‘‘Right,’ he said quietly and using a utility program tried to save the screen shot of the email.’
    • ‘Have you ever wanted to grab a screen capture of something on your desktop but didn't have the right utility program?’