Hyphenation for “service”

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What is the correct hyphenation for “service”? The purpose of hyphenation is to separate a word such as "service" because otherwise it would be too long and would no longer fit on one line. This separation not only saves space it improves the visually flow of the text. This word separation exists in most languages. In English, the word separation of “service” is based on the speech syllables. The separating syllable in linguistics is therefore the smallest group of sounds in the natural flow of speech. As a separator, the classic hyphen is usually used: „service“ ⟶ „ser-vice“.

Hyphens are occasionally used to denote syllabification, as in syl-la-bi-fi-ca-tion. Various British and North American dictionaries use an interpunct, sometimes called a "middle dot" or "hyphenation point", for this purpose, as in syl·la·bi·fi·ca·tion. This allows the hyphen to be reserved only for places where a hard hyphen is intended (for example, self-con·scious, un·self-con·scious, long-stand·ing). Similarly, hyphens may be used to indicate how a word is being or should be spelled. For example, W-O-R-D spells "word".

Definitions of "service"

service >> ˈsəːvɪs

Definition: [noun] the action of helping or doing work for someone.
Example: millions are involved in voluntary service

Synonyms of "service"

act of assistance | good turn | favour | kindness | helping hand | assistance | help | aid | offices | ministrations |

Definition: [noun] a system supplying a public need such as transport, communications, or utilities such as electricity and water.
Example: a regular bus service

Synonyms of "service"

amenity | facility | resource | utility | solution | system |

Definition: [noun] a ceremony of religious worship according to a prescribed form.
Example: a funeral service

Synonyms of "service"

ceremony | ritual | rite | observance | ordinance | liturgy | sacrament | office |

Definition: [noun] a periodic routine inspection and maintenance of a vehicle or other machine.
Example: he took his car in for a service

Synonyms of "service"

overhaul | servicing | maintenance check | routine check | check |

Definition: [noun] a set of matching crockery used for serving a particular meal.
Example: a dinner service

Synonyms of "service"

Definition: [noun] (in tennis and other racket sports) the action or right of serving to begin play.

Synonyms of "service"

Definition: [noun] the formal delivery of a document such as a writ or summons.

Synonyms of "service"

Definition: [verb] perform routine maintenance or repair work on (a vehicle or machine).
Example: ensure that gas appliances are serviced regularly

Synonyms of "service"

overhaul | check | check over | go over | give a maintenance check to | maintain | keep in good condition | repair | mend | recondition | servicing | maintenance check | routine check |

Definition: [verb] (of a male animal) mate with (a female animal).
Example: one dog could presumably service several bitches in a day

Synonyms of "service"

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