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Noun: assistance  u'sis-tun(t)s
  1. The activity of contributing to the fulfilment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    "could not walk without assistance";
    - aid, assist, help
  2. A person or thing that is a resource that helps make something easier or possible to do
    "his job was to give technical assistance over the phone";
    - aid, help
  3. Gift of money or other material help to support a person or cause
    "economic assistance to depressed areas";
    - aid, economic aid, financial aid, financial assistance, economic assistance

Sounds like: assistants

Derived forms: assistances

Type of: activity, gift, resource

Encyclopedia: Assistance, Consulting and Administration