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"the National Health Service" in British English

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the National Health Servicenoun

uk   us   (abbreviation the NHS)
the ​service in the UK that ​providesfree or ​cheapmedicaltreatment for everyone and is ​paid for through ​taxes: Can you get ​acupuncture on (= ​paid for by) the National Health Service?
National Health
adjective uk   us   (also NHS)
a National Health ​hospital Is ​yourdentistprivate or NHS?
(Definition of the National Health Service from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"the National Health Service" in Business English

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the National Health Servicenoun

uk   us  
→  the NHS
(Definition of the National Health Service from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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