Definition of foreign service in English:

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foreign service

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noun

1The government department concerned with the representation of a country abroad.
Example sentences
  • If Pius XII never approached that level of moral depravity, it is still fair to say that he was a cautious, passive diplomat, conditioned by his training in canon law and his career in foreign service to proceed with prudence and discretion.
  • D. students who do not continue at research institutions do very well in government, foreign service, or the private sector, and many make good money.
  • There is a great demand for individuals fluent in English and Urdu from educational institutions, British foreign service, armed forces, TV channels, radio stations, service industries and the film industry.
1.1 (Foreign Service) A division of the US State Department staffed by diplomatic and consular personnel.

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Syllabification: for·eign serv·ice

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