What is mission?

  • (noun): An operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters.
    Example: "The planes were on a bombing mission"
    Synonyms: military mission
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on mission, missions:

Mariner 10
... The mission objectives were to measure Mercury's environment, atmosphere, surface, and body characteristics and to make similar investigations of Venus ... experience with a dual-planet gravity assist mission ... There currently is a spacecraft mission doing a more in-depth survey of Mercury, MESSENGER ...
Mariner 8 - Mariner Mars 71 Project
... and each of which would perform a separate but complementary mission ... Either spacecraft could perform either of the two missions ... Some of the objectives of the Mariner-H mission were successfully added to the Mariner-I (Mariner 9) mission profile ...
Johnson County, Kansas - Transportation and Infrastructure - Other Major Roads
... Shawnee Mission Parkway – Interchange with K-7 in Shawnee east through Merriam, Mission, Fairway, and Mission Woods then joining up with Ward Parkway ...
89th Airlift Wing - History
... From January 1966, it served as a special mission airlift wing charged with providing worldwide airlift for the Executive Department and high-ranking dignitaries of the U.S ... In taking over the special airlift mission, it replaced the 1254th Air Transport Wing, which had previously undertaken the task at Andrews from 1 October 1948 to 1966.) It ... area) to its mission ...

More definitions of "mission":

  • (noun): A special assignment that is given to a person or group.
    Example: "A confidential mission to London"
    Synonyms: charge, commission
  • (noun): The organized work of a religious missionary.
    Synonyms: missionary work

Famous quotes containing the word mission:

    The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation.
    William McKinley (1843–1901)

    Man is eminently a storyteller. His search for a purpose, a cause, an ideal, a mission and the like is largely a search for a plot and a pattern in the development of his life story—a story that is basically without meaning or pattern.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    I am succeeding quite well in my work and the future looks well. What special mission is God preparing me for? Cutting off all earthly ties and isolating me as it were.
    Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (1842–1911)