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"military" in American English

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militaryadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈmɪl·ɪˌter·i/
relating to or ​belonging to the ​armedforces: military ​spending/​intervention/​forces A military ​academy is a ​place where ​soldiers are ​trained to ​becomeofficers. A military ​academy (or ​school) is also a ​privateschool or ​college that ​expectsobedience to ​rules, has ​uniforms, and is ​generallyrun like the ​armedforces.

militarynoun [U]

 us   /ˈmɪl·ɪˌter·i/
the ​armedforces of a ​country: My Dad was in the military.
(Definition of military from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"military" in British English

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militaryadjective

uk   /ˈmɪl.ɪ.tər.i/  us   /-ter-/
B2 relating to or ​belonging to the ​armedforces: foreign military intervention military targets/​forces military ​uniform typical of the ​armedforces: military precision

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militarily
adverb uk   us   /ˌmɪl.ɪˈter.ɪ.li/

militarynoun

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

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C1 the ​armedforces: The military has ​opposed any ​cuts in ​defencespending.
(Definition of military from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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…
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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