public service


General English

Human Resources

  • noun the various departments and agencies that carry out government policies and provide the services that are funded by the government

Media Studies

  • noun a service that is run for the benefit of the general public, e.g. the emergency services, transport and broadcasting


  • noun work in a government job or in an organisation controlled by government
  • noun an essential service that is provided by government such as education or healthcare, or a service that benefits the public in general such as transport