[ in-sur-vis, in-sur- ]
/ ɪnˈsɜr vɪs, ˈɪnˌsɜr- /
taking place while one is employed: an in-service training program.
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Origin of in-service
First recorded in 1925–30
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Examples from the Web for 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
denoting training that is given to employees during the course of employmentan in-service course
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