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service

  
[1]  
      n  
1    an act of help or assistance  
2    an organized system of labour and material aids used to supply the needs of the public  
telephone service, bus service     
3    the supply, installation, or maintenance of goods carried out by a dealer  
4    the state of availability for use by the public (esp. in the phrases into or out of service)  
5    a periodic overhaul made on a car, machine, etc.  
6    the act or manner of serving guests, customers, etc., in a shop, hotel, restaurant, etc.  
7    a department of public employment and its employees  
civil service     
8    employment in or performance of work for another  
he has been in the service of our firm for ten years     
9    the work of a public servant  
10   
a    one of the branches of the armed forces  
b    (as modifier)  
service life     
11    the state, position, or duties of a domestic servant (esp. in the phrase in service)  
12    the act or manner of serving food  
13    a complete set of dishes, cups, etc., for use at table  
14    public worship carried out according to certain prescribed forms  
divine service     
15    the prescribed form according to which a specific kind of religious ceremony is to be carried out  
the burial service     
16    a unified collection of musical settings of the canticles and other liturgical items prescribed by the Book of Common Prayer as used in the Church of England  
17      (Tennis, squash, etc.)  
a    the act, manner, or right of serving a ball  
b    the game in which a particular player serves  
he has lost his service        (Often shortened to)    serve  
18    (in feudal law) the duty owed by a tenant to his lord  
19    the serving of a writ, summons, etc., upon a person  
20      (Nautical)   a length of tarred marline or small stuff used in serving  
21    (of male animals) the act of mating  
22    modifier   of, relating to, or for the use of servants or employees  
      vb   tr  
23    to make fit for use  
24    to supply with assistance  
25    to overhaul (a car, machine, etc.)  
26    (of a male animal) to mate with (a female)  
27      (Brit)   to meet interest and capital payments on (debt),   (See also)        services  
     (C12 servise, from Old French, from Latin servitium condition of a slave, from servus a slave)  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
economic player that both produces and consumes a good or service
portmanteau word: producer + consumer. Linked to mass costumisation
n.
competitive set: a group of other brands offering a similar product or service, to the same consumers
adj.
(about a product or service) meant to meet the customers' basic requirements; with no add-ons, including only the basic features
E.g: It's a no frills hotel, but very clean and with friendly staff.
n.
replacement of a rail transport service (tram, subway, train) with a bus
[Neologism] from "bus" and "substitution"
adj.
refers to a product or service whose design, blueprint or code is free to use and modify
Examples of open source projects: Linux, Mozzila Firefox (softwares); DIY open drones (drone design), arduino (electronics)
n.
also FCR, a customer-service indicator used in the call center industry.
[Bus.]
n.
Emergency Medical Services - Polysemic Term used in USA and UK for Prehospital Emergency Services and other countries as the whole chain from Emergency Call to Hospital Intensive Care services.
Care Traduction difficulty !
n.
buying or selling of goods tangible or intangible and services commonly on internet actually happen in cyberspace is called ecommerce or cyber commerce
[Tech.]
n.
someone who does not use high-technology items or services on a daily basis
[Slang] "Amish" is the name of a religious group arisen in the 16th century, that resists modern world's changes (including technology, fashion etc.)
exp.
A person including intelligent programs that uses computer or internet services often has online unique user account.
[Tech.]
n.
network-based services that makes information available from multiple electronic devices by linking it to an account
[Tech.]
o.
eMoney is electronic money exchangeable electronically for good and services via cyber digital device.
[Tech.] eMoney is electronic money exchangeable electronically via cyber digital device as cell phone
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
n.
a business model in which goods or services are shared, swapped, or rented over networks, rather than being owned by individuals
Ex: Airbnb, the peer-to-peer accomodation marketplace Related to the concept of "sharing economy"

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