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self-ser·vice

(sĕlf′sûr′vĭs)
adj.
Being a retail commercial enterprise or a service in which the customers or users help themselves: a self-service market; a self-service elevator.

self′-ser′vice n.

self-service

adj
of or denoting a shop, restaurant, petrol station, etc, where the customer serves himself
n
the practice of serving oneself, as in a shop, etc

self′-serv′ice



adj.
1. of or designating a restaurant, store, etc., in which customers serve themselves, as with items from a display counter, and pay upon leaving.
2. of or pertaining to something designed to be used without the aid of an attendant: self-service elevators.
n.
3. the system of serving oneself in a commercial establishment without the aid of a waiter, clerk, or other attendant.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-service - the practice of serving yourself (as in a grocery or cafeteria)self-service - the practice of serving yourself (as in a grocery or cafeteria)
service - the performance of duties by a waiter or servant; "that restaurant has excellent service"
Adj.1.self-service - of or denoting an establishment (a restaurant or shop etc.) where customers serve themselves
Translations

self-service

[ˌselfˈsɜːvɪs]
A. ADJde autoservicio
B. CPD self-service laundry Nlavandería f de autoservicio
self-service restaurant Nautoservicio m, self-service m

self-service

[ˌsɛlfˈsɜːvɪs] adjself-service inv

self-service

(selfˈsəːvis) noun
an arrangement by which customers themselves collect the goods that they want to buy; (also adjective). a self-service restaurant.

self-service

خِدْمَة ذَاتِيَّة samoobslužný selvbetjening Selbstbedienungs- με αυτοεξυπηρέτηση autoservicio itsepalvelu- en libre service samoposluga self-service セルフサービスの 셀프서비스의 selfservice selvbetjent samoobsługowy self-service самообслуживающий självbetjänings- แบบบริการตัวเอง selfservis tự phục vụ 自助式的
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