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military

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈmɪl·ɪˌter·i/ us  
relating to or belonging to the armed forces: military spending/intervention/forces A military academy is a place where soldiers are trained to become officers. A military academy (or school) is also a private school or college that expects obedience to rules, has uniforms, and is generally run like the armed forces.

military

noun [U]  /ˈmɪl·ɪˌter·i/ us  
the armed forces of a country: My Dad was in the military.
Translations of “military”
in Korean 군대의…
in Arabic عَسْكَري…
in French militaire…
in Turkish askerî…
in Italian militare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 軍事的, 軍用的, 富有軍隊特點的…
in Russian военный, воинский…
in Polish wojskowy…
in Spanish militar…
in Portuguese militar…
in German militärisch…
in Catalan militar…
in Japanese 軍隊の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 军事的, 军用的, 富有军队特点的…
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