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military

adjective uk   /ˈmɪl.ɪ.tər.i/ us    /-ter-/
B2 relating to or belonging to the armed forces: foreign military intervention military targets/forces military uniform typical of the armed forces: military precision
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militarily
adverb uk   /ˌmɪl.ɪˈter.ɪ.li/ us  

military

noun uk   /ˈmɪl.ɪ.tər.i/ us    /-ter.i/
the military
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C1 the armed forces: The military has opposed any cuts in defence spending.
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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