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answering service

noun

: a business that answers telephone calls and takes messages for the people and businesses that hire it

Full Definition of ANSWERING SERVICE

:  a commercial service that answers telephone calls for its clients

Examples of ANSWERING SERVICE

  1. The doctor is not in the office now, but you can reach her answering service at this number if you have an emergency.

First Known Use of ANSWERING SERVICE

1921

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