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Meaning of “service charge” in the English Dictionary

"service charge" in British English

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service chargenoun [C]

uk   us  
an ​amount of ​moneyadded to the ​basicprice 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 ​servicecharge 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 ​moneyadded to the ​basicprice 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 ​moneyadded to the basic ​price of something to ​pay for the ​cost of ​dealing with the ​customer: A $10.00 ​servicecharge will be ​deducted from the ​saleproceeds. A ​servicecharge of 17% is usually ​added to your ​bill.
[usually plural] BANKING an ​amount of ​money that a ​customerpays to a ​bank for its ​services: Service ​charges on ​consumer and ​commercialaccounts accounted for 35% of the bank's ​revenue.
UK PROPERTY an ​amount of ​moneypaid to the ​owner of an ​apartment or ​officebuilding for ​services such as cleaning and ​repairs: Thousands of ​leaseholders have been waiting for the chance to contest high ​servicecharges. If you ​live in a ​flat and ​pay a ​servicecharge, your ​buildingsinsurance 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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