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militaryadjective

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

militarynoun

uk   /ˈmɪl.ɪ.tər.i/  us   /ˈmɪl.ə.ter.i/
(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)
Translations of “military”
in Korean 군대의…
in Arabic عَسْكَري…
in Malaysian tentera…
in French militaire…
in Russian военный, воинский…
in Chinese (Traditional) 軍事的, 軍用的, 富有軍隊特點的…
in Italian militare…
in Turkish askerî…
in Polish wojskowy…
in Spanish militar, fuerzas armadas…
in Vietnamese quân sự…
in Portuguese militar…
in Thai ทางทหาร…
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…
in Indonesian militer…
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