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MILITARY FORMATION

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MILITARY FORMATION (noun)
  The noun MILITARY FORMATION has 1 sense:

1. a formation of troops

  Familiarity information: MILITARY FORMATION used as a noun is very rare.


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MILITARY FORMATION (noun)


Sense 1military formation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A formation of troops

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("military formation" is a kind of...):

formation (an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "military formation"):

open order (a military formation leaving enough space between ranks to allow an inspecting officer to pass)

close order (a military formation for drill or marching)

extended order (a military formation for skirmishing; as widely separated as the tactical situation permits)

sick call; sick parade (the daily military formation at which individuals report to the medical officer as sick)


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