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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

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.


To perform services of maintenance, supply, repair, installation, distribution, and so on, for or upon an instrument, installation, vehicle, or territory.


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


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.


(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".


(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.
References in periodicals archive ?
at *5 (holding Article 10(a) of the Hague Service Convention includes service of process by mail).
Eric Porterfield, Too Much Process, Not Enough Service: International Service of Process Under the Hague Service Convention, 86 Temp.
Jacklin, Service of Process by Mail in International Civil Action as Permissible Under Hague Convention, 112 A.
at 169 (declaring law for service of process abroad).
3d 798, 802-03 (2004) (outlining sources of authority support service of process by mail); Abbott v.
2002) (finding service of process by mail not allowed with Italian company); Bankston v.
Those articles refer to the sending documents after service of process has begun so the Courts by inference reasoned if the drafters wanted another way to provide service for judicial documents they would have used "service" instead of "send" in Article 10(a).
3d at 384 (holding the Hague Service Convention does not allow service of process by mail); Bankston, 899 F.
at 802 (holding service of process satisfied requirements in the Hague Service Convention).
101 (highlighting countries who assert service of process includes service of process by mail).
asserting Article 10(a) allowing service of process by mail followed purpose and intent of signatories).
Therefore, Article 10(a) is applicable and service of process by registered mail is an appropriate method of service.

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