A military is an organization authorized by its greater society to use lethal force, usually including use of weapons, in defending its country by combating actual or perceived threats. The military may have additional functions of use to its greater society, such as advancing a political agenda e.g. military junta, supporting or promoting economic expansion through imperialism, and as a form of internal social control. As an adjective the term "military" is also used to refer to any property or aspect of a military. Militaries often function as societies within societies, by having their own military communities.
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... a comprehensive approach to the politico-military dimension of security, which includes a number of commitments by participating States and mechanisms for conflict prevention and resolution ... The organization also seeks to enhance military security by promoting greater openness, transparency and co-operation ...
... former service personnel who have had military service in the last 15 years ... numerous contracts to strengthen its armed forces and to train its military with Turkey's assistance ... Over the last 15 years, Azerbaijan has been preparing its military for possible action against Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh ...
... Army of the People's Liberation Army, one of the three group armies that comprise the Nanjing Military Region responsible for the defense of China's eastern coast and possible military ...
... In December 2009 an agreement on military assistance was signed by Turkey and Azerbaijan ... The agreement envisions Ankara’s supplying Azerbaijan with weapons, military equipment and, if necessary, soldiers in case war with Armenia over Karabakh resumes ... weapons, tactical vehicles (jeeps, trucks, etc.) professional training, military organization, technology transfer, licenced military hardware production and other services ...
... monitors have been adopted by the United States military, instead of CRT displays, because they are smaller, lighter and more efficient, although monochrome plasma displays are also used, notably for the M1 Abrams tank ... military LCD monitor must be compliant with MIL-STD-3009 (formerly MIL-L-85762A) ... so that they pass the standards for the military ...
More definitions of "military":
- (noun): The military forces of a nation.
Example: "Their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
Synonyms: armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine
- (adj): Of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare.
Example: "Military law"
- (adj): Characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the military.
Example: "Military uniforms"
Famous quotes containing the word military:
“My ancestors were all famous for military genius.
My Lady smiled graciously. It often runs in families, she remarked: just as a love for pastry does.”
—Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (18321898)
“Who are we? And for what are we going to fight? Are we the titled slaves of George the Third? The military conscripts of Napoleon the Great? Or the frozen peasants of the Russian Czar? Nowe are the free born sons of America; the citizens of the only republic now existing in the world; and the only people on earth who possess rights, liberties, and property which they dare call their own.”
—Andrew Jackson (17671845)
“Stately as a galleon, I sail across the floor,
Doing the military two-step, as in the days of yore.”
—Joyce Grenfell (19101979)