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English definition of “service”

service

noun (PUBLIC NEED)    /ˈsɜː.vɪs/ US  /ˈsɝː-/
B1 [C] a system or organization that provides for a basic public need: the ambulance/health/postal/prison serviceSociety - general words B1 [C or U] the operation of a system: There isn't any railway service on Sundays. We hope to be operating a normal service as soon as possible.Using and misusing services [plural] UK a place at the side of a large road at which fuel, food, drink, and other things that people want on their journey are sold: We stopped at the services to get petrol.Petrol stations, garages and repair shops
(Definition of service noun (PUBLIC NEED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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