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Meaning of "self-service" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SELF-SERVICE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SELF-SERVICE

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Self-Service can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SELF-SERVICE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

self-service

Self-service

Self service is the practice of serving oneself, usually when purchasing items. Common examples include many gas stations, where the customer pumps their own gas rather than have an attendant do it. Automatic Teller Machines in the banking world have also revolutionized how people withdraw and deposit funds; most stores in the Western world, where the customer uses a shopping cart in the store, placing the items they want to buy into the cart and then proceeding to the checkout counter/aisles; or at buffet-style restaurants, where the customer serves their own plate of food from a large, central selection.

Definition of self-service in the English dictionary

The definition of self-service in the dictionary is of or denoting a shop, restaurant, petrol station, etc, where the customer serves himself. Other definition of self-service is the practice of serving oneself, as in a shop, etc.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SELF-SERVICE

self-sacrifice
self-sacrificing
self-sacrificingly
self-satisfaction
self-satisfied
self-sealing
self-seeded
self-seeker
self-seeking
self-serving
self-sown
self-standing
self-starter
self-steering
self-study
self-styled
self-sufficiency
self-sufficient
self-sufficiently
self-sufficing

WORDS THAT END LIKE SELF-SERVICE

advice
civil service
community service
customer service
dating service
express delivery service
funeral service
health service
in-service
information service
memorial service
military service
news service
pizza delivery service
public service
refuse disposal service
room service
secret service
service
shuttle service
social service

Synonyms and antonyms of self-service in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «self-service» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SELF-SERVICE

Find out the translation of self-service to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of self-service from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «self-service» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

自助式的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

autoservicio
570 millions of speakers

English

self-service
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्वयं सेवा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خِدْمَة ذَاتِيَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

самообслуживающий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

self-service
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্ব সেবা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

en libre service
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

layan diri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Selbstbedienungs-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

セルフサービスの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

셀프서비스의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Atur-atur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tự phục vụ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுயசேவை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्व: सेवा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Self servis
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

self-service
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

samoobsługowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

самообслуговування
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cu autoservire
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

με αυτοεξυπηρέτηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

self-service
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

självbetjänings-
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

selvbetjent
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of self-service

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SELF-SERVICE»

The term «self-service» is very widely used and occupies the 18.730 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SELF-SERVICE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about self-service

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SELF-SERVICE»

Discover the use of self-service in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to self-service and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Adoption of Self-Service Technologies: The Role of ...
This master thesis contributes to a deeper understanding of critical factors influencing the adoption of self-service technologies, and underlines the importance of integrating all three aspects relevant to SST adoption – the consumer, ...
Claudia Jasmand, 2007
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Improving Self-service Technologies Utilization: The ...
This study provided suggestions concerning managerial issues in the design of self-service operations.
Kiattisak Phongkusolchit, 2008
3
Self-Service in the Internet Age: Expectations and Experiences
Internet-based self-service is achieved (Oliver et al. 2005; Romm et al. 2006; Romm Livermore et al. 2005). This chapter solely explores grocery shopping . Initially, we introduce self-service and self-service technologies (SSTs), in particular ...
David Oliver, Celia Romm Livermore, Fay Sudweeks, 2009
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Self-Service Systems: Quality Dimensions and Users? Profiles
these perceptions can vary from one customer to another, the research attempts to identify the sociodemographic characteristics that influence the perception of online self-service quality dimensions and their practical use, creating the basis of ...
Ada Scupola, 2009
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Innovations for Airport Terminal Facilities
Examples While self-tagging of check baggage is not currently allowed in the United States, numerous airports in Europe offer self- service baggage check. Vienna International Airport and Munich Airport have implemented both the current ...
‎2008
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E-Service: New Directions in Theory and Practice
Self-Service Technologies The last two decades have seen an explosive growth in the use of self-service technologies (SSTs) triggered mainly by the increasing costs of manual service provision combined with technological advances and ...
Roland T. Rust, P. K. Kannan, 2002
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Oracle Self-Service Applications
Maximize the Capabilities of Oracle Self-Service Applications Get complete coverage of Oracle E-Business Suite's self-service modules, including Oracle iProcurement, Oracle Internet Expenses, Oracle iSupplier Portal, and Oracle iReceivables ...
Melanie Cameron, 2010
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Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V: Insiders Guide to Microsoft's ...
The self-service portal is an excellent tool especially for creating self-service test and development environments. This allows you to target development environments for individual developers or entire development groups. The self- service ...
John Kelbley, Mike Sterling, Allen Stewart, 2011
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A Toolkit for Self-service, Barrier-free Fare Collection
By Gwen Chisholm Staff Officer Transportation Research Board TCRP Report 80: A Toolkit for Self-Service, Barrier-Free Fare Collection addresses the full range of issues and parameters that an agency must consider in determining the ...
‎2002
10
CIO
Hilton's kiosk replicates the steps of the familiar hotel check-in process so that the self-service version seems logical to guests. The new kiosks have proven to be effective line-busters. One day in March 2004, the 1,544-room Chicago Hilton ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SELF-SERVICE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term self-service is used in the context of the following news items.
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Customers Like Self-Service, Unless It Undermines Customer Support
This sort of self-help is all too common. Survey after customer research survey suggests that even customers happy with self-service become less than thrilled ... «blogs.hbr.org, Jul 15»
2
Denver's first self-service bar opens in RiNo
Ben Arnold and girlfriend Alicia Hibbard, right, fill up their glasses with beer Sunday at First Draft, Denver's first self-service beer bar and kitchen. (Helen H. «The Denver Post, Jul 15»
3
Self-service BI review: Tableau vs. Qlik Sense vs. Power BI
Self-service BI review: Tableau vs. Qlik Sense vs. Power BI. FREE. Become An Insider. Sign up now and get free access to hundreds of Insider articles, guides, ... «InfoWorld, Jul 15»
4
Czech village toasts success of self-service pub
A self-service pub offering local beer has become a hit in a tiny Czech village where touring cyclists mingle with locals to help themselves to the country's ... «The Guardian, May 15»
5
MapR adds self-service SQL Analytics
Drill is an open source distributed ANSI SQL query engine for self-service data exploration -- an open source version of Google's Dremel system for interactively ... «CIO, May 15»
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Plan Could Bring Self-Service Gas To New Jersey
Rather than standing alone as the last remaining state in the country to only offer full-service gas stations, New Jersey is looking to take self-service fuel pumping ... «Patch.com, May 15»
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The self-service bank branches driving Britain to distraction: Instead …
Of course, the banks claim they are making the lives of their tech-savvy customers easier — a similar argument used to justify the rows of self-service checkout ... «Daily Mail, May 15»
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JENNI MURRAY spent a maddening week grappling with self-service
My first experience of self-service tills was also, I vowed, going to be my last. It was at a Tesco in Macclesfield about 15 years ago, when scanning through your ... «Daily Mail, May 15»
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Morrisons to scrap self-service tills and bring back staff
The fear of being labelled a thief or being barked at by a till warning about an 'unexpected item in the bagging area' has made using self-service tills rather scary ... «Daily Mail, Apr 15»
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Business intelligence and analytics trend towards self-service at the …
Self-service analytics, business intelligence on Big Data, and the changing role of the IT buyer were the belles of the annual Gartner Business Intelligence (BI) ... «CIO, Apr 15»

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