Definition of service industry in English:

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service industry

Pronunciation: /ˈsərvəs ˈindəstrē/


A business that does work for a customer, and occasionally provides goods, but is not involved in manufacturing.
Example sentences
  • It's rare in a service industry to be able to create something so tangible and enduring.
  • One of the earliest lessons I learnt in 40 years in a service industry was to keep the customer informed.
  • Yet as a service industry it has encompassed a minority side that did not lose all its connections with the wider economic landscape and the human impact of social change.

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Syllabification: serv·ice in·dus·try

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