service industry Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"service industry" in British English

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service industrynoun [C]

uk   us  
an ​industry that ​provides a ​service for ​people but does not ​result in the ​production of ​goods: More than 70 ​percent of ​jobs in the ​area are in ​serviceindustries, ​ranging from ​hotels to ​banking.
(Definition of service industry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"service industry" in Business English

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service industrynoun [C]

uk   us   ECONOMICS
all the ​businesses that ​provideservices, or a particular ​group of these ​businesses: It is the ​serviceindustry that ​accounts for the most ​jobs in Utah. Job ​gains in ​serviceindustries such as ​healthcare and ​bankingoffsetlosses in such ​areas as ​construction.
(Definition of service industry from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “service industry”
in Chinese (Simplified) 服务业…
in Chinese (Traditional) 服務業…
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