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English definition of “assistance”

assistance

noun [U]     /əˈsɪs.təns/
B2 help : The company needs more financial assistance from the government . A £1 billion investment would be of considerable assistance to the railways . Can I be of any assistance (= can I help ), madam ? Teachers can't give pupils any assistance in exams .Helping and co-operating come to sb's assistance to help someoneHelping and co-operating
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