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  1. [computing] A persistent software process that provides data or computing resources for client applications.
  2. [ESRI software] In ArcWeb Services, any web service or geographic data.
  3. [computing] In ArcGIS, a GIS resourcesuch as a map, globe, locator, or geodatabase connectionthat is located on a server and is made available to client applications through well-known communication protocols such as HTTP.

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