service

(noun) Action or work by one person 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.

Audio Pronunciation: (ser·vice)

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Usage Notes:

  • 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 December 12, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/service/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

service. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/service/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “service.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 12, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/service/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“service.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/service/>.