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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
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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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To perform services of maintenance, supply, repair, installation, distribution, and so on, for or upon an instrument, installation, vehicle, or territory.
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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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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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(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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(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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Controlling for site of service (school versus the health care sector) reveals that plan choice has no impact on the likelihood that a child receives each type of therapeutic service from the health care sector.
Up to three quarters of the children using therapeutic services obtain at least some services in school (Walker et al.
Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) serves children ages 4 through 18 with special psychological, social, behavioral and emotional needs who can thrive in a family setting, but also require more intensive therapeutic services than those in traditional foster care.
Medical teams aim to offer medical and therapeutic services for women, children and the elderly who suffer from chronic diseases as well as free medical care for them in their homes.
Massage Heights is a membership-based therapeutic services franchise company that provides members and guests convenient, professional, affordable resort-quality massage and facial services that help people achieve a balanced and healthy lifestyle, in an upscale retreat environment.
He hailed the AMH-dedicated efforts to provide outstanding medical and therapeutic services for citizens and residents as well as patients from other countries in the region since early 1920s.
Based in Jamison, PA, and founded by Mary and Pat McClain in 1993, Invo HealthCare is the leading national provider of school and community therapeutic services for individuals and families with autism and special needs.
Reportedly, this new 50,000-square-metre, 243-bed, replacement facility includes approximately 14,000 square metres of diagnostic and therapeutic services and 17,000 square metres of patient care services.
In the 2011 accounts, the Comptroller and Auditor General said residents in HSE nursing homes were wrongly charged more than [euro]52million for medicines and therapeutic services.
ON Saturday, 18th June we will be walking 15 miles from Bridgewater School, Newcastle, to Tynemouth to raise money for specialist therapeutic services for children and their families associated with Bridgewater School.
Jacqui Bowman, therapeutic services manager at CRASAC, said: "This type of support and partnership is essential for CRASAC to be able to develop new services to meet the ever-increasing needs of survivors of sexual violence in Coventry.
"Some beauty centres were caught offering therapeutic services such as permanent tattoo , besides offering other unlicensed services to children and men such as haircutting and hairdressing in the evenings, which is contrary to the trade licence," said a statement from the municipality.

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