What does service mean?

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  1. An act of being of assistance to someone.
  2. (economics) The practice of providing such a service as economic activity.
  3. A department in a company, an organization, a government department, etc.
  4. (computing) A function that is provided by one program or machine for another.
  5. The state of being subordinate to or employed by an individual or group
  6. The military.
  7. A set of dishes or utensils.
  8. (sports) The act of initially starting, or serving, the ball in play in tennis, volleyball, and other games.
  9. A religious rite or ritual.
  10. (law) The serving, or delivery, of a summons or writ.
  11. (Jordanian, Lebanese, Syrian, Israel, West Bank) A taxi shared among unrelated passengers, each of whom pays part of the fare; often, it has a fixed route between cities.
  12. A musical composition for use in churches.
  13. (obsolete) Profession of respect; acknowledgment of duty owed.
  14. (nautical) The materials used for serving a rope, etc., such as spun yarn and small lines.
  1. (transitive) To serve.
  2. (transitive) To perform maintenance.
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