from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to or constituting an expedition.
- adj. Sent on or designed for military operations abroad: the French expeditionary force in Indochina.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to an expedition
- adj. Intended for military operations abroad
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to an expedition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or composing an expedition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (used of military forces) designed for military operations abroad
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America, with its efficient armed forces, with its unique experience in expeditionary missions, will be in an excellent position during the coming debt-renegotiating rounds.
Such developments, as Rumsfeld saw them, would help the United States react in expeditionary style to unforeseen emergencies, prosecute the war on terrorism, and hedge against a rising Chinese military without unnecessarily provoking it.
In layman's terms, I suppose the difference is that, in expeditionary warfare, we move in to beat up the natives while, in counter-insurgency, we stay still and they beat us up.
The building is known as the expeditionary judicial facility.
As I said, if we are building the kind of foreign service and -- that is expeditionary, that is going into very difficult, dangerous areas, to carry out the civilian side of the work of helping a country like Afghanistan rebuild, then we should think about what are the benefits of that service?
The brigade's mission has been called expeditionary because of the undeveloped region to which it's assigned.
Many Germans oppose giving NATO an "expeditionary" function.
The authors do insist that 21st-century "expeditionary" warfare will need versatile surface ships? and that defence is not a discretionary spending item even for impoverished coalitions.
Army Colonel Paul Hughes, who was part of a Pentagon "expeditionary" outfit called the ORHA, was tasked to draft a political-military plan for postwar Iraq.
A Northern Sovereignty Support Centre will be established in Goose Bay, N.L., and the 439 Combat Support Squadron at Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, Que., will be expanded and redesignated as an "expeditionary" unit to better support domestic and international operations.