in-service

[ in-sur-vis, in-sur- ]
/ ɪnˈsɜr vɪs, ˈɪnˌsɜr- /

adjective

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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Example sentences 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

British Dictionary definitions for in-service

in-service

adjective

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