self-service

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From self- +‎ service.

Noun[edit]

self-service (uncountable)

  1. (often attributive) The practice of serving oneself, usually when purchasing items.
    • 2022 January 12, Paul Bigland, “Fab Four: the nation's finest stations: Wakefield Kirkgate”, in RAIL, number 948, page 29:
      On the opposite side of the concourse is the triple-counter ticket office and three self-service machines which are adjacent to a large customer service counter and the gateline.
    Antonym: full-service
    Hypernym: service

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English self-service.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /ˌsɛw.f(i)ˈsɛʁ.vi.si/, [ˌsɛʊ̯.f(i)ˈsɛɦ.vi.si]

Noun[edit]

self-service m (uncountable)

  1. self-service (the practice of serving oneself)
    Synonyms: autosserviço, livre-serviço