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service

noun
 
 
/ˈsɜːvɪs/
SHOP [U] B1 help that you get in a place such as a shop, restaurant, or hotel: The food was nice, but the service wasn't very good.Providing and serving mealsBuying and selling in general
SYSTEM [C] B1 a system that supplies something that people need: financial/medical services electricity/water services They provide a free bus service from the station.Giving, providing and supplying
WORK [U] the time you spend working for an organization: He retired last week after 25 years' service.Working hours and periods of workWork, working and the workplace
CEREMONY [C] a religious ceremony: They held a memorial service for the victims of the bombing.CeremoniesReligious ceremonies and prayers
CAR/MACHINE [C] a check on a car or machine in which it is examined for faults and repairedCorrecting and mendingEditing and compilingPetrol stations, garages and repair shops
SPORT [C] the action of throwing a ball up into the air and hitting it towards the other player in sports such as tennis → See also the Civil Service, community service, lip-service, the National Health Service, national service, Secret ServiceTennis and racket sports
(Definition of service noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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