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"service charge" in British English

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service chargenoun [C]

uk   /ˈsɜː.vɪs ˌtʃɑːdʒ/  us   /ˈsɝː.vɪs ˌtʃɑːrdʒ/
an amount of money added to the basic price of something to pay for the cost of dealing with the customer: If you order the tickets by phone you have to pay a $2 service charge as well as $13.50 for each ticket.
(Definition of service charge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"service charge" in American English

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service chargenoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɜr·vɪs ˌtʃɑrdʒ/
an amount of money added to the basic price of something you buy which pays for a service you used when buying it: There is a $4 service charge added to the price of each ticket if you order by phone.
(Definition of service charge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"service charge" in Business English

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service chargenoun [C]

uk   us  
COMMERCE an amount of money added to the basic price of something to pay for the cost of dealing with the customer: A $10.00 service charge will be deducted from the sale proceeds. A service charge of 17% is usually added to your bill.
[usually plural] BANKING an amount of money that a customer pays to a bank for its services: Service charges on consumer and commercial accounts accounted for 35% of the bank's revenue.
UK PROPERTY an amount of money paid to the owner of an apartment or office building for services such as cleaning and repairs: Thousands of leaseholders have been waiting for the chance to contest high service charges. If you live in a flat and pay a service charge, your buildings insurance should be included in this cost.
(Definition of service charge from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “service charge”
in Chinese (Simplified) 服务费…
in Turkish servis ücreti…
in Russian доплата за обслуживание (в ресторане)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 服務費…
in Polish dodatek za obsługę…
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