answering service
noun Date: 1941 a commercial service that answers telephone calls for its clients

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • answering service — UK US noun [C, usually singular] ► COMMUNICATIONS a company whose business is to receive and answer telephone calls for its customers: »I called and got through to his answering service …   Financial and business terms

  • answering service — n. a business whose function is to answer telephone calls for its clients and transmit messages to them …   English World dictionary

  • answering service — UK [ˈɑːns(ə)rɪŋ ˌsɜː(r)vɪs] / US [ˈæns(ə)rɪŋ ˌsɜrvɪs] noun [countable] Word forms answering service : singular answering service plural answering services a business that receives telephone calls for other businesses or companies, taking messages …   English dictionary

  • answering service — noun : a commercial service that answers telephone calls for its clients * * * noun, pl ⋯ vices [count] : a business that answers telephone calls and takes messages for the people and businesses that hire it The doctor is not in the office now,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • answering service — See telephone answering service …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • answering service — a service providing operators who answer a subscriber s telephone and take messages when the subscriber does not answer. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • answering service — computerized service which answers telephone calls and provides callers with information or services …   English contemporary dictionary

  • answering service — an′swering serv ice n. tgp a service that provides operators who take telephone messages for subscribers • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • answering service — an|swer|ing ser|vice [ æns(ə)rıŋ ,sɜrvıs ] noun count a business that receives telephone calls for other businesses or companies, taking messages or giving information …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • answering service — noun a business that receives and answers telephone calls for its clients …   English new terms dictionary

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