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answering service

noun

Simple Definition of answering service

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of answering service

  1. :  a commercial service that answers telephone calls for its clients

Examples of answering service in a sentence

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



1921

First Known Use of answering service

1921


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