service bureau

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n service bureau a business that makes its facilities available to others for a fee; achieves economy of scale
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Usage

In literature:

A PSAP is also referred to as an Emergency Service Bureau (ESB).
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
The bureau informs the local Communists where their services are required, and thus there is a minimum of wasted energy.
"The Crisis in Russia" by Arthur Ransome
You're registered with the Service Bureau, ain't you?
"Merton of the Movies" by Harry Leon Wilson
His services were valuable during the war, but principally as a bureau officer.
"Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete" by Ulysses S. Grant
His services were valuable during the war, but principally as a bureau officer.
"Memoirs of Three Civil War Generals, Complete" by U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, P. H. Sheridan
Women's Service Bureau, L.S.W.S., 58 Victoria Street, S.W.
"Women and War Work" by Helen Fraser
Why can't this farm bureau put on a spraying service?
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
Guns for the naval service, received by authority of the Bureau of Ordnance, are to be marked in the following manner, viz.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
The message came from the head station of the radiophone secret service bureau.
"Curlie Carson Listens In" by Roy J. Snell
The bureau reported that the "personnel relationship aspect" of their introduction into the service had worked well.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
Another invaluable use of the telegraph was its service to the Weather Bureau, established in 1870.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The Placement Bureau, in addition to its specific work, performs certain services for the general benefit of the school.
"The Making of a Trade School" by Mary Schenck Woolman
I am a member of the Secret Service Bureau.
"Against Odds" by Lawrence L. Lynch
Service Manual of the Bureau of Education, 1911.
"Philippine Mats" by Hugo H. Miller
In this country the woman who is trained to perform this service will be called a Farm Bureau Agent.
"The American Country Girl" by Martha Foote Crow
Mary took a civil-service examination and got a job with the State Bureau of Labor.
"The Women of Tomorrow" by William Hard
He immediately called up the Secret Service Bureau at Washington and made a full report of the matter.
"The Bradys' Chinese Clew" by Francis Worcester Doughty
Diplomatic service, Bureau of, 326-327.
"Government in the United States" by James Wilford Garner
This Bureau was of invaluable service to the young Confederacy, sending out 220 guns in the first year.
"Historic Fredericksburg" by John T. Goolrick
The ship-owners, as a class, appreciate the service of the Bureau and obey its warnings.
"Reading the Weather" by Thomas Morris Longstreth
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In news:

Kenneth Hayden, who lives near Cecilia, received the Kentucky Farm Bureau 's annual award for distinguished service Friday.
Kenneth Hayden, who lives near Cecilia , received the Kentucky Farm Bureau's annual award for distinguished service Friday.
The US Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of US retail and food services sales for December, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $400.6 billion.
Hosted service model is a blend of in-house and service bureau systems.
ERIN KELLY, Gannett Washington Bureau, Gannett News Service.
Officers from agencies including the Columbia Police Department and the Bureau of Protective Services are also participating.
Fire forecasters at the national weather service and the Bureau of Land Management are also tracking this storm, both by computer and bysatellite.
I watched the transformation of a travel council to a full service convention and visitors bureau for the people of Wood County and the Mid-Ohio Valley, as well as our of area visitors.
22 pm Monday at the Fifth Street Station, which is on Long Beach Boulevard near Fifth Street, according to the Sheriff's Transit Services Bureau.
State Bank of Whittington in Whittington, Illinois, has decided to outsource its core banking processing to service bureau Computer Services, Inc.
Perry County Farm Bureau offers benefits and services to local residents and has established a reputation as an effective advocate for its local members.
Pike County Farm Bureau offers benefits and services to local residents and has established a reputation as an effective advocate for its local members.
Fire Ratings Bureau more concerned with nearness of fire services than number of homes to be served.
Kentucky Farm Bureau has assembled a great team of insurance agents that has allows them to provide excellent insurance services to our local community in Shelby County.
On February 7, 2012, Mike Spradling, Oklahoma Farm Bureau President presented a recognition award to Paul Wade for his 44 years of service to the Pushmataha County Board of Directors.
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In science:

In the US this was through the Federal US Forest Service and through State agencies; in Canada this was the Canadian Forest Service; in Australia this was through the Commonwealth Forestry and Timber Bureau in conjunction with various state authorities.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models
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