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A private business organization, subject to governmental regulation, that provides an essential commodity or service, such as water, electricity, transportation, or communication, to the public.
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(Commerce) an enterprise concerned with the provision to the public of essentials, such as electricity or water. Also called (US): public-service corporation
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a business enterprise, as a gas company, performing an essential public service and regulated by the federal, state, or local government.
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|Noun||1.||public utility - a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation|
service - a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
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
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public utilityn → servizio pubblico
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