the ethical principle that an action is right in so far as it promotes the greatest happiness of the greatest number of those affected See utilitarianism
- Greatest thing since sliced bread
Also, best thing since sliced bread. An excellent new invention, as in Harry swears that this new program is the greatest thing since sliced bread. This phrase, used either straightforwardly or sarcastically, alludes to the convenience of buying bread that is already sliced. [ Mid-1900s ]
noun 1. a novel (1861) by Charles Dickens. (1861) A novel by Charles Dickens. Worldly ambitions lead a young boy, Pip, to abandon his true friends.
noun 1. a city in central Montana, on the Missouri River.
- Great firewall
noun 1. (informal) a system that prevents access to websites deemed undesirable by the government of the People’s Republic of China