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service

1. the supply, installation, or maintenance of goods carried out by a dealer
2. a department of public employment and its employees
3. the work of a public servant
4. public worship carried out according to certain prescribed forms
5. the prescribed form according to which a specific kind of religious ceremony is to be carried out
6. 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
7. (in feudal law) the duty owed by a tenant to his lord
8. the serving of a writ, summons, etc., upon a person
9. Nautical a length of tarred marline or small stuff used in serving
10. (of male animals) the act of mating
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What does it mean when you dream about a service?

Providing a service in a dream, depending upon how one feels about the service, may indicate something the dreamer wishes to share, or an ability that needs to be expressed. If, however, one is in need of the service—such as automobile service at a gas station, then a stop or respite to replenish or renew oneself may be indicated.

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service

[′sər·vəs]
(engineering)
To perform services of maintenance, supply, repair, installation, distribution, and so on, for or upon an instrument, installation, vehicle, or territory.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

service

The conductors and equipment for delivering electric power from the electricity supply system to the wiring system of the premises served.
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service

A generic term that designates functions or assistance available from or rendered by air traffic control. For example, Class C service would denote the ATC (air traffic control) services provided within a Class C airspace area.
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service

(networking, programming)
Work performed (or offered) by a server. This may mean simply serving simple requests for data to be sent or stored (as with file servers, gopher or http servers, e-mail servers, finger servers, SQL servers, etc.); or it may be more complex work, such as that of irc servers, print servers, X Windows servers, or process servers.

E.g. "Access to the finger service is restricted to the local subnet, for security reasons".
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service

(1) Any work performed by an organization can be called a service. Contrast with "product."

(2) Functionality delivered by a cloud computing provider. See XaaS and cloud computing.

(3) Functionality derived by running software. For example, network services may refer to programs that analyze data or provide the conversion of data transmitting in a network. Database services store and retrieve data in a database. Web services add functionality to websites (see Web services).

(4) A facility on the Internet such as Web, email and newsgroups.

(5) A cable TV provider may offer various "services," such as TV, Internet and telephone.

(6) Software that runs in the background (as in the following example).


Services in Windows
Although there are only five applications in this computer that are apparent to the user, there are more than 100 services running in the background. Most of these are started automatically at login.


Services in Windows
Although there are only five applications in this computer that are apparent to the user, there are more than 100 services running in the background. Most of these are started automatically at login.
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References in classic literature ?
'And what would you have?' says she; 'don't I tell you that you shall not go to service till your are bigger?'
'Come,' says she, 'you shan't go to service; you shall live with me'; and this pacified me for the present.
Such was the plunging progress of the Bell Companies in this period of expansion, that by 1905 they had swept past all European countries combined, not only in the quality of the service but in the actual number of telephones in use.
Don Quixote turned to the duchess and said, "Your highness may conceive that never had knight-errant in this world a more talkative or a droller squire than I have, and he will prove the truth of what I say, if your highness is pleased to accept of my services for a few days."
The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be encreased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.
Several of the teachers, however, who had been trained in the industries at Hampton, volunteered their services, and in some way we succeeded in getting a third kiln ready for burning.
The religious service was opened, as before, with a prayer in English.
One of the men was General Altendorff; and the other two were Mason and Vanderbold, the brains of the inner circle of the Oligarchy's secret service.
He had entered the service of Porthos upon condition that he should only be clothed and lodged, though in a handsome manner; but he claimed two hours a day to himself, consecrated to an employment which would provide for his other wants.
But all these forms, though they were not altogether without later influence, were very minor affairs, and the real drama of the Middle Ages grew up, without design and by the mere nature of things, from the regular services of the Church.
I was resolved that the first words spoken in his presence should be words which expressed my intention to leave his service.
"'That the said Quinbus Flestrin, having brought the imperial fleet of Blefuscu into the royal port, and being afterwards commanded by his imperial majesty to seize all the other ships of the said empire of Blefuscu, and reduce that empire to a province, to be governed by a viceroy from hence, and to destroy and put to death, not only all the Big-endian exiles, but likewise all the people of that empire who would not immediately forsake the Big-endian heresy, he, the said Flestrin, like a false traitor against his most auspicious, serene, imperial majesty, did petition to be excused from the said service, upon pretence of unwillingness to force the consciences, or destroy the liberties and lives of an innocent people.