Definition of active service in English:

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active service

Pronunciation: /ˈaktiv ˈsərvəs/


Direct participation in warfare as a member of the armed forces.
Example sentences
  • The tax exclusion applies only to compensation for active service in the Armed Forces.
  • The son of an Anzac sniper, he joined the infantry in 1945 but was too young to see active service in World War II.
  • In 40 years of active service he saw the Army at its worst and at its best.

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Syllabification: ac·tive serv·ice

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