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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

Noun

Singular
service

Plural
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  1. (economics) Action or work that is produced, then traded, bought or sold, then finally consumed.
    Hair care is a service industry.
  2. (computing) A function that is provided by one program or machine for another.
    This machine provides the name service for the LAN.
  3. The military.
    I did three years in the service before coming here.
  4. A set of dishes or utensils.
    She brought out the silver tea service.
  5. (sports) The act of initially starting, or serving, the ball in play in tennis, volleyball, and other games.
    The player had four service faults in the set.
  6. A religious rite or ritual.
    The funeral service was touching.
  7. (law) The serving, or delivery, of a summons or writ.
    The service happened yesterday.
  8. (public service) that which is provided by the government or its agents
    The Job Centre provides a service to the unemployed.
  9. (religion) Doing something for someone else without thought of reward or payment.

Antonyms

  • (action or work that is produced and consumed): good
  • capital

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Verb

Infinitive
to service

Third person singular
servic

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to service (third-person singular simple present servic, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to serve
    They service the customer base.
  2. to perform maintenance
    He is going to service the car.

Translations


French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] servitium, from servus.

Pronunciation

Noun

service m. (plural services)

  1. service

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