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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A temporary grouping of military units or forces under one commander for the performance of a specific operation or assignment.
  • n. A temporary grouping of individuals and resources for the accomplishment of a specific objective: a presidential task force to fight drug trafficking.

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  • n. A group of people working towards a particular task, project, or activity, especially assigned in a particular capacity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a temporary military unit formed to accomplish a particular objective
  • n. a semipermanent unit created to carry out a continuing task

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