Definitions for self-service
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
of or designating a restaurant, store, etc., in which customers serve themselves, as with items from a display counter, and pay upon leaving.
of or pertaining to something designed to be used without the aid of an attendant:
Category: Common Vocabulary
(n.)the system of serving oneself in a commercial establishment without the aid of a waiter, clerk, or other attendant.
Origin of self-service:
the practice of serving yourself (as in a grocery or cafeteria)
of or denoting an establishment (a restaurant or shop etc.) where customers serve themselves
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
(of a restaurant or store) in which a customer takes what they want and is not served
a self-service cafeteria
Describing an establishment where the customer is not waited on.
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.
Translations for self-service
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an arrangement by which customers themselves collect the goods that they want to buy; (also adjective)
a self-service restaurant.
- خِدْمَةٌ ذاتِيَّهArabic
- self-servicePortuguese (BR)
- samoobsluha; samoobslužnýCzech
- die SelbstbedienungGerman
- selvbetjening; selvbetjenings-Danish
- αυτοεξυπηρέτηση, σελφ σέρβιςGreek
- iseteenindus, iseteeninduslikEstonian
- فروشگاه يا رستوران سلف سرويسFarsi
- שֵׁירוּת עַצמִיHebrew
- स्वयं सेवाHindi
- sistem swalayanIndonesian
- 셀프 서비스Korean
- layan diriMalay
- فروشگاه يا رستوران سلف سرويسPersian
- هغه رستورانت چي ميلمه په خپله ميلمه پالنه كويPashto
- self-service, autoservireRomanian
- samoobsluha; samoobslužnýSlovak
- självservering, självbetjäningSwedish
- self servisTurkish
- 自助的Chinese (Trad.)
- خود خدمتیUrdu
- tự phục vụVietnamese
- 自助的Chinese (Simp.)
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