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English definition of “mission”

mission

noun [C]    /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
(Definition of mission noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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