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serving

adjective uk   /ˈsɜː.vɪŋ/ us    /ˈsɝː-/

serving adjective (WORKING)

[before noun] employed at the present time in a particular organization, especially the armed forces: serving and retired military officers

serving adjective (FOOD/DRINK)

serving dish, spoon, etc. an object used for holding food before it is put onto plates, or for putting food onto plates

serving

noun [C] uk   /ˈsɜː.vɪŋ/ us    /ˈsɝː-/
an amount of one type of food that is given to one person: The quantities given in the recipe should be enough for four servings.
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