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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Selective Service mean? 

  The noun SELECTIVE SERVICE has 2 senses:

1. an independent federal agency that administers compulsory military service
2. compulsory military service

  Familiarity information: SELECTIVE SERVICE used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1Selective Service [BACK TO TOP]


An independent federal agency that administers compulsory military service

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects


Selective Service; Selective Service System; SSS

Hypernyms ("Selective Service" is a kind of...):

independent agency (an agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments)

Sense 2selective service [BACK TO TOP]


Compulsory military service

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


conscription; muster; selective service; draft

Hypernyms ("selective service" is a kind of...):

militarisation; militarization; mobilisation; mobilization (act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency:)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "selective service"):

levy; levy en masse (the act of drafting into military service)

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