What does self-service mean?

Definitions for self-service

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. self-service(adj)

    the practice of serving yourself (as in a grocery or cafeteria)

  2. self-service(adj)

    of or denoting an establishment (a restaurant or shop etc.) where customers serve themselves


  1. self-service(Adjective)

    Describing an establishment where the customer is not waited on.


  1. Self-service

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-service in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-service in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Owner Tom Downs:

    Oregon's no self-service law just doesn’t work in rural counties.

  2. Josephine Teo:

    In terms of self-service check-ins there are quite a number of airports that have provided a very good experience.

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