in-ser·​vice ˈin-ˈsər-vəs How to pronounce in-service (audio)
: going on or continuing while one is fully employed
in-service teacher education workshops
: of, relating to, or being one that is fully employed
in-service police officers

Examples of in-service in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The origin of a second life A ship’s transformation from an in-service vessel into a thriving metropolis for marine life can seem like a fairy tale. Avery Paxton, Discover Magazine, 26 Dec. 2023 The economy is booming, but inflation continues to sour Americans Fidelity said 3.2 percent of 401(k) participants took an in-service withdrawal in the third quarter, up from 2.7 percent a year ago. Michelle Singletary, Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2023 Once complete, Georgia Power says the units will be in-service for the next 60 to 80 years. Drew Kann, ajc, 27 July 2023 The department also offers in-service training scenarios involving drivers with dementia, Stewart said. Angela Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 13 July 2023 Conduct frequent inspections of the department, oversee training, maintain all training files, and provide in-service training and range firing for all officers. Sherry Greenfield, Baltimore Sun, 7 July 2023 The fuselage problem, discovered in April, was not serious enough to force in-service planes to be grounded. Chris Isidore, CNN, 29 June 2023 In addition, some warranties measure their coverage from the original in-service date of the vehicle, while others grant additional coverage at the end of the original new-vehicle warranty or the purchase date if the original warranty is already expired. Sasha Richie, Car and Driver, 6 July 2022 The facility provides research, development, test and evaluation, analysis, acquisition support, in-service engineering, logistics and integration of surface and undersea vehicles and associated systems. Baltimore Sun, 12 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of in-service was in 1928

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“In-service.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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