[in-sur-vis, in-sur-]


taking place while one is employed: an in-service training program.

Origin of in-service

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for in-service

Historical Examples of in-service

  • The k'ao, an in-service examination, consisted of annual reports on the performance of all officers in the Empire.

    Government in Republican China

    Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger

  • Formal training as well as in-service education was given serious attention.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria

    Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

British Dictionary definitions for in-service



denoting training that is given to employees during the course of employmentan in-service course
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