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service

noun (ARMED FORCES)    /ˈsɜː.vɪs/ US  /ˈsɝː-/
B2 [C or U] ( work in) the armed forces : He joined the air force in 1964 and spent ten years in the service. All men under 35 were told to report for military service. Service personnel are subject to the Official Secrets Act .The armed forces generally the services B2 [plural] the army , navy , and/or air force : a career in the servicesThe armed forces generally on active service fighting in a war : He was the first member of his regiment to die while on active service.Fighting
(Definition of service noun (ARMED FORCES) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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