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English definition of “mission”

mission

noun [C, + sing/pl verb] (PEOPLE)    /ˈmɪʃ.ən/
a group of people whose job is to increase what is known about their country , organization , or religion in another country or area , or the place where such people are based : More funds are needed to establish trade missions in eastern Europe . The Methodist mission is situated in one of the poorest parts of the city .Religions and religious groupsChristian denominationsSocieties, clubs and organizations
(Definition of mission noun (PEOPLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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