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caf·e·te·ri·a

 (kăf′ĭ-tîr′ē-ə)
n.
1. A restaurant in which the customers are served at a counter and carry their meals on trays to tables.
2. A dining area, as at a school or office building, where meals may be purchased or brought from home and eaten.

[Spanish cafetería, coffee shop, cafeteria, from café, coffee, ultimately (via French, café, or Italian, caffè) from Ottoman Turkish qahve; see coffee.]
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cafeteria

(ˌkæfɪˈtɪərɪə)
n
a self-service restaurant
[C20: from American Spanish: coffee shop]
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caf•e•te•ri•a

(ˌkæf ɪˈtɪər i ə)

n., pl. -ri•as.
1. a restaurant in which patrons select food at a counter and carry it to tables.
2. a lunchroom, as for employees or students.
[1830–40, Amer.; < American Spanish]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cafeteria - a restaurant where you serve yourself and pay a cashiercafeteria - a restaurant where you serve yourself and pay a cashier
automat - a cafeteria where food is served from machines
eatery, eating house, eating place, restaurant - a building where people go to eat
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Translations
كافِتِيريَامَطْعَمُ خِدْمَةٍ ذاتيَّه
jídelnarestaurace se samooblushou
cafeteria
ruokala
restoran sa samoposlugom
kaffitería
カフェテリア
카페테리아
savitarnos valgykla
kafetērija
samoobslužná reštaurácia
cafeteria
ร้านอาหารบริการตนเอง
quán ăn tự phục vụ

cafeteria

[ˌkæfɪˈtɪərɪə] N(restaurante m de) autoservicio m; (in factory, office) → cafetería f, comedor m
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cafeteria

[ˌkæfɪˈtiərɪə] ncafétéria f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

cafeteria

nCafeteria f
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cafeteria

[ˌkæfɪˈtɪərɪə] nself-service m inv; (in factory) → mensa
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

cafeteria

(kӕfəˈtiəriə) noun
a self-service restaurant. This department store has a cafeteria.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

cafeteria

كافِتِيريَا jídelna cafeteria Cafeteria καφετέρια cafetería ruokala cafétéria restoran sa samoposlugom tavola calda カフェテリア 카페테리아 cafetaria kafeteria bar szybkiej obsługi refeitório кафетерий cafeteria ร้านอาหารบริการตนเอง kafeterya quán ăn tự phục vụ 自助餐厅
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cafeteria

n. cafetería.
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As of Wednesday, police have been unable to locate the cafeteria manager or the whale body.
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A cafeteria plan allows employees to contribute a certain amount of their gross income to a designated account before taxes are calculated.
Because of administrative costs and complexity, cafeteria plans, in general, tend to be used by larger employers.
Food Service Co., an operator of cafeterias for Oki employees, to buy waste oil from the cafeteria and refine it into biodiesel fuel for trucks, Oki said.
The proposed regulations deal with topics such as the fate of unused funds in cafeteria plan flexible spending arrangements, methods for calculating the amount of group life premiums that can be excluded from an employee's taxable income, procedures for keeping a cafeteria plan from discriminating against ordinary employees, and interactions between cafeteria plans and other types of benefit plans.
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In this brief essay, I wish simply to identify the nature of current rivalries and to alert the reader to what I consider a destructive temptation to categorize Catholics into "types." To do this, it is important to identify a problematic posture before the teaching of the Church taken by some Catholics (so-called cafeteria Catholics), to highlight the temptation of some to call themselves "devout" (implying a certain spiritual superiority), and to emphasize the inaccuracy of the oft-employed political categories in the Church.
The sub-basement floor, used by the Bank as a vault, has been turned into a cafeteria. Here, Claremont preserved some of the original details--including a heavy metal vault door that now leads from the kitchen to the eating space.