Meaning of “military” in the English Dictionary

"military" in English

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uk /ˈmɪl.ɪ.tər.i/ us /ˈmɪl.ə.ter.i/
adverb uk /ˌmɪl.ɪˈter.əl.i/ us /ˌmɪl.əˈter.əl.i/


uk /ˈmɪl.ɪ.tər.i/ us /ˈmɪl.ə.ter.i/
the military

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C1 the armed forces:

The military has opposed any cuts in defence spending.

(Definition of “military” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"military" in American English

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militaryadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈmɪl·ɪˌter·i/

A military academy is a place where soldiers are trained to become officers.

A military academy (or school) is also a private school or college that expects obedience to rules, has uniforms, and is generally run like the armed forces.

militarynoun [ U ]

us /ˈmɪl·ɪˌter·i/

the armed forces of a country:

My Dad was in the military.

(Definition of “military” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)