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"task force" in British English

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task forcenoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈtɑːsk ˌfɔːs/  us   /ˈtæsk ˌfɔːrs/
a ​group of ​people who are ​brought together to do a ​particularjob, or a ​largemilitarygroup who have a ​militaryaim to ​achieve: Retired ​teachers have ​formed a ​taskforce to ​helpschools in the ​area.
(Definition of task force from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"task force" in American English

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task forcenoun [C]

 us   /ˈtæsk ˌfɔrs/
a ​group of ​peopleworking together to do a ​particularjob, esp. to ​solve a ​problem
(Definition of task force from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"task force" in Business English

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task forcenoun [C]

uk   us   ( UK also task group) GOVERNMENT
a ​group of ​people that are ​brought together to do a particular ​job, especially when there is a problem to solve: form/put together/set up a task force The ​taskforce was ​formed to ​draw up ​advertisingbudgets. chair/​head/​lead a ​taskforce The ​recommendations were made by a ​citizens' taskforce on taxation. an education/​fraud/​energytaskforce
(Definition of task force from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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