[self-sur-vis] /ˈsɛlfˈsɜr vɪs/
the serving of oneself in a restaurant, shop, gas station, or other facility, without the aid of a waiter, clerk, attendant, etc.
noting or pertaining to a cafeteria, grocery, store, etc., designed for the patron or customer to gather food or merchandise from a display or display shelves without the aid of attendants and pay at a cashier’s desk upon leaving.
of, for, or pertaining to something designed to be used or enjoyed without the aid of an attendant:
self-service banking; self-service elevators.
of or denoting a shop, restaurant, petrol station, etc, where the customer serves himself
the practice of serving oneself, as in a shop, etc
[self-sur-ving] /ˈsɛlfˈsɜr vɪŋ/ adjective 1. preoccupied with one’s own interests, often disregarding the truth or the interests, well-being, etc., of others. 2. serving to further one’s own selfish interests. self-serving adjective 1. habitually seeking one’s own advantage, esp at the expense of others
verb (used with object), set, setting. 1. to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table. 2. to place in a particular position or posture: Set the baby on his feet. 3. to place in some relation to something or someone: We set a supervisor over the new […]
[sig-nif-i-kuh ns] /sɪgˈnɪf ɪ kəns/ noun 1. importance; consequence: the significance of the new treaty. 2. meaning; import: The familiar place had a new significance for her. 3. the quality of being significant or having a meaning: to give significance to dull chores. significance /sɪɡˈnɪfɪkəns/ noun 1. consequence or importance 2. something signified, expressed, or […]
self-similarity (sělf’sĭm’ə-lār’ĭ-tē) The property of having a substructure analagous or identical to an overall structure. For example, a part of a line segment is itself a line segment, and thus a line segment exhibits self-similarity. By contrast, no part of a circle is a circle, and thus a circle does not exhibit self-similarity. Fractals such […]