from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The aggregate of a nation's armed forces and the industries that supply their equipment, materials, and armaments.
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- n. The armed forces of a nation together with the industries that supply their weapons and materiel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a country's military establishment and the industries that produce arms and other military equipment
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