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Definition of assistance noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[uncountable] (formal)
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 help or support technical/economic/military assistance financial assistance for people on low incomes Can Ibe of any assistance? Despite his cries, no one came to his assistance. He can walk only with the assistance of crutches. assistance with something She offered me practical assistance with my research. assistance in doing something/to do something The company provides advice and assistance in finding work.
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