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Meaning of useful

use•ful

Pronunciation: (ys'ful), [key]
— adj.
  1. being of use or service; serving some purpose; advantageous, helpful, or of good effect: a useful member of society.
  2. of practical use, as for doing work; producing material results; supplying common needs: the useful arts; useful work.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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