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cafeteria

noun [C] uk   /ˌkæf.əˈtɪə.ri.ə/ us    /-ˈtɪr.i-/
A2 a restaurant (often in a factory, a college, or an office building) where people collect food and drink from a serving area and take it to a table themselves after paying for it
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