Definition of Self-service

1. Noun. The practice of serving yourself (as in a grocery or cafeteria).

Generic synonyms: Service



2. Adjective. Of or denoting an establishment (a restaurant or shop etc.) where customers serve themselves.

Definition of Self-service

1. Adjective. Describing an establishment where the customer is not waited on. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-service

self-sabotage
self-sacrifice
self-sacrifices
self-sacrificing
self-same
self-satisfaction
self-satisfied
self-sealing
self-secure
self-seeded
self-seeker
self-seeking
self-selection
self-selections
self-serve
self-service (current term)
self-serving
self-similar
self-similarities
self-similarity
self-slaughter
self-soar
self-sowed
self-sown
self-starter
self-starters
self-starting
self-statement
self-sterile
self-stimulation

Literary usage of Self-service

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1. Public Access to Government Information in the 21st Century: Hearings Before by DIANE Publishing Company (1998)
"Today gasoline is sold by both full-service value-added providers and at self-service stations. Full-service value-added providers offer numerous ..."

2. The Passing of the Tariff by Raymond Landon Bridgman (1909)
"CHAPTER XII " PROTECTION" ILLUSTRATES SUCCESSFUL self-service With all due respect to standard writers in behalf of the theory named " protection," the ..."

3. Chain Stores: Their Management and Operation by Walter Sumner Hayward, Percival White, John Sherwood Fleek, Harry MacIntyre (1922)
"The Piggly' Wiggly organization retained the clerks formerly used in the other store and had the same management, but put into effect its self-service ..."

4. Pesticides in the Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments: Second National edited by Diana L. Weigmann (1994)
"Tobacco Self-Service Displays—Tobacco companies spend over $ 1 billion per year ... self-service displays in which tobacco products are featured prominently ..."

5. Annals of British Legislation: Being a Classified and Analysed Summary of edited by Leone Levi (1860)
"Self-Service and Self-Dependence. Idleness and its Miseries. ... Bank and Fireside. Man; his Happiness and Weakness. Self-Service and ..."

6. Strategic Directions in Supermarket Deli-Prepared Foods by John W. Allen (1992)
"Service: A Base for Successful "Grab and Go" The balancing of service and self-service merchandising is an important consideration in deli/prepared food ..."

7. Adaag Manual: A Guide to the Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility edited by Evan Terry, Evan Terry Associates (1998)
"Shelves and display units allowing self-service by customers in ... However, at least half of all self-service shelves in restaurant and cafeteria food ..."

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