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serving

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

serving adjective (WORKING)

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.
Translations of “serving”
in Chinese (Traditional) 現役的, 目前任職的, (尤指)現役的…
in Russian порция…
in Turkish porsiyon…
in Chinese (Simplified) 现役的, 目前任职的, (尤指)现役的…
in Polish porcja…
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