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service

noun (WORK)    /ˈsɜː.vɪs/ US  /ˈsɝː-/
B2 [C] a government department that is responsible for a particular area of activity : the diplomatic service the security servicesGovernment departments and organizations C1 [C or U] the time you spend working for an organization : She was given the award for a lifetime of public service.Working hours and periods of workWork, working and the workplace services [plural] formal the particular skills that someone has and can offer to others : I may be needing the services of a surveyor soon , as I'm buying a house .Skill, talent and ability in service in use: The battleship has been in service since 1965.Using and misusing be in service old-fashioned to be employed as a servant Servants, slaves and underlings
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