The proportion of the available time (expressed usually as a percentage) that a piece of equipment or a system is operating. Formula: Operating hours x 100 ÷ available hours.

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  • Your utilization of time you invest in this project will determine the success of the new program we would like to introduce to the company.

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  • Watching the construction crew leave for the day, Mary realized that if she hired a second shift she could achieve a much higher utilization of the machinery she was currently renting for this job.

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  • I did not no if there was enough utilization time for the man to use the machine, because it was about time to leave.

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