(noun) Action or work by one individual or group that is bought, sold, or traded to satisfy the needs or wants of another person or group.
Example: The entertainment or health care industry.
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- Plural: services
- Typically coupled with goods and written as goods and services when discussing economic matters.
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How to Cite the Definition of Service
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “service.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved July 18, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/service/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
service. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/service/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “service.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed July 18, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/service/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“service.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 18 Jul. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/service/>.