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Meaning of public service

pub'lic serv'ice

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the business of supplying an essential commodity, as gas or electricity, or a service, as transportation, to the general public.
  2. government employment; civil service.
  3. a service to the public rendered without charge by a profit-making organization: This radio program has been brought to you as a public service.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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