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cadre

noun uk   /ˈkɑː.dər/ us    /-dɚ/
[C, + sing/pl verb] a small group of trained people who form the basic unit of a military, political, or business organizationParts of armies and groups of servicemenPolitical movements and groups [C] a member of such a groupSupporters, members and defendersBelievers and non-believers
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