service industry definition, meaning - what is service industry in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “service industry”

See all translations

service industry

noun [C] uk   us  
an industry that provides a service for people but does not result in the production of goods: More than 70 percent of jobs in the area are in service industries, ranging from hotels to banking.
Translations of “service industry”
in Chinese (Traditional) 服務業…
in Chinese (Simplified) 服务业…
(Definition of service industry from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of service industry?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “service industry” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

disappear off the face of the earth

to disappear completely

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More