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English definition of “self-service”

self-service

adjective uk   /ˌselfˈsɜː.vɪs/ us    /-ˈsɝː-/
B1 especially in a shop or restaurant, not being served by an employee but collecting goods or food yourself: a self-service salad bar self-service petrol pumps (US gas pumps)Buying and selling in general
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