Definition of service area in English:

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service area

Pronunciation: /ˈsərvəs ˈerēə/

noun

1A roadside area where services are available to motorists.
Example sentences
  • Work on the new service area is due to start in May, and is due for completion next January.
  • So he picked up the tools, left the service area, and completed the repairs himself.
  • Temporary facilities have been in place since the former service area was wrecked in a fierce fire last October.
2The area covered by the signal of a broadcasting station.
Example sentences
  • Region X refers to the nine-county service area surrounding Dallas.
  • When I am sitting in a restaurant waiting for a lunch companion, or in traffic in a cab, if I am lucky, my daughter will be willing, available, and within the service area to talk to me.
  • This type of technology is called ‘cellular’ because the system uses base stations to divide a service area into multiple ‘cells.’

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Syllabification: serv·ice ar·e·a

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