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SOCIAL SERVICE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does social service mean? 

SOCIAL SERVICE (noun)
  The noun SOCIAL SERVICE has 1 sense:

1. an organized activity to improve the condition of disadvantaged people in society

  Familiarity information: SOCIAL SERVICE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SOCIAL SERVICE (noun)


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Meaning:

An organized activity to improve the condition of disadvantaged people in society

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

social service; welfare work

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

work (activity directed toward making or doing something)

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

social work (any of various services designed to aid the poor and aged and to increase the welfare of children)

casework (close sociological study of a maladjusted person or family for diagnosis and treatment)


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