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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
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