from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A temporary grouping of military units or forces under one commander for the performance of a specific operation or assignment.
  • noun A temporary grouping of individuals and resources for the accomplishment of a specific objective.

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

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


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