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mission

noun [C]  us   /ˈmɪʃ·ən/
the action of sending someone to a place to do a particular job, esp. one for a government or religious organization, or the job the person has been sent to do: They were sent on a secret political mission to the Middle East. fig. She’s a woman on a mission (= She is strongly determined) to teach those children to read. A mission is also a group of people who are sent to another place to do a particular job or to represent their country, organization, or religion, or the place where they go to do this work: A trade mission was sent to South Africa. a Methodist mission
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