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Meaning of utilitarian

u•til•i•tar•i•an

Pronunciation: (y-til"i-târ'ē-un), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to or consisting in utility.
  2. having regard to utility or usefulness rather than beauty, ornamentation, etc.
  3. of, pertaining to, or adhering to the doctrine of utilitarianism.
—n.
  1. an adherent of utilitarianism.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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