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

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

Origin of in-service

First recorded in 1925–30

Words Nearby in-service Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use in-service in a sentence

  • 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
  • And then, from the Listening-in-service, came the rumour of the strike.

    City of Endless Night | Milo Hastings
  • 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


  1. denoting training that is given to employees during the course of employment: an in-service course

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