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English definition of “mission”

mission

noun [C]     /ˈmɪʃən/
JOB an important job , usually travelling somewhere : I'll be going on a fact-finding mission to Paris next week .International politics and governmentWork, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work
GROUP an official group of people who are sent somewhere , usually to discover information about something: a trade missionSocieties, clubs and organizationsOfficial meetingsMeeting people
JOURNEY an important journey that a spacecraft or military aircraft goes onThe armed forces generallySpace travelJourneys
PURPOSE someone's duty or purpose in life : Her mission in life was to help the poor .Goals and purposes
(Definition of mission noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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