answering service

noun

Definition of answering service

: 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.

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First Known Use of answering service

1952

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ANSWERING SERVICE Defined for English Language Learners

answering service

Definition of answering service for English Language Learners

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


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