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Definition of public service noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


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  1. 1[countable] a service such as transportation or healthcare that a government or an official organization provides for people in general in a particular society to improve public services in the area a public service broadcast
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] something that is done to help people rather than to make a profit to perform a public service The magazine is provided as a public service. He was rewarded for his years of outstanding public service.
  3. 3[uncountable] the government and government departments to work in public service public service workers
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