What is command?

  • (noun): A military unit or region under the control of a single officer.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on command, commands:

Quiesce
... VMware support - IO system IBM DB2 LUW supports a Quiesce command that is used to indicate a state for which all users have been locked out of a database or an instance (of ... See DB2 Quiesce Command IBM DB2 for z/OS, OS/390 and IBM i Operating System has a utility command called QUIESCE, used in order to make it write all data ... IBM DB2 for z/OS and OS/390 also supports a command SET LOG SUSPEND that technically speaking, stops it from writing to the log, in fact freezing any database activity (except for most queries) ...
North American Aerospace Defense Command
... North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD, /ˈnɔræd/) is a joint organization of Canada and the United States that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty, and defense for the two countries ... Headquarters NORAD and the NORAD/USNORTHCOM command center are located at Peterson Air Force Base in El Paso County, near Colorado Springs, Colorado ... Mountain nuclear bunker has the Alternate Command Center ...
4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division (United States) - Command and Staff
... As of 22 May, 2012 its command personnel includes Commander Colonel Terry Cook Command Sergeant Major Command Sergeant Major Richard Clark ...
Logo (programming Language) - Syntax - Functions and Procedures
... in programming terminology, of which there are two types commands (which do something—effects—but do not return a value) like print ... A command is similar to a Pascal procedure, and an operation is similar to a Pascal function ... (See also command-query separation, where a query is an operation in Logo) ...
East Pakistan - Military
... Main article Eastern Military High Command of East Pakistan Since its unification with Pakistan, the East Pakistan Army had consisted of only one infantry brigade, which was made up of two battalions, the 1st East ... This weak brigade, under the command of Brigadier-General Ayub Khan (local rank Major-General – GOC of 14th Army Division), together with the East Pakistan ...

More definitions of "command":

  • (verb): Be in command of.
    Example: "The general commanded a huge army"
  • (noun): The power or authority to command.
    Example: "An admiral in command"
  • (noun): An authoritative direction or instruction to do something.
    Synonyms: bid, bidding, dictation
  • (noun): Great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity.
    Example: "A good command of French"
    Synonyms: control, mastery
  • (noun): A position of highest authority.
    Example: "The corporation has just undergone a change in command"
  • (verb): Demand as one's due.
    Example: "This speaker commands a high fee"; "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"
  • (verb): Exercise authoritative control or power over.
    Example: "Command the military forces"
    Synonyms: control
  • (noun): Availability for use.
    Example: "The materials at the command of the potters grew"

Famous quotes containing the word command:

    An actor must communicate his author’s given message—comedy, tragedy, serio- comedy; then comes his unique moment, as he is confronted by the looked-for, yet at times unexpected, reaction of the audience. This split second is his; he is in command of his medium; the effect vanishes into thin air; but that moment has a power all its own and, like power in any form, is stimulating and alluring.
    Eleanor Robson Belmont (1878–1979)

    Ordinary time is “quality time” too. Everyday activities are not just necessities that keep you from serious child rearing: they are the best opportunities for learning you can give your child...because her chief task in her first three years is precisely to gain command of the day-to-day life you take for granted.
    Amy Laura Dombro (20th century)

    But as some silly young men returning from France affect a broken English, to be thought perfect in the French language; so his Lordship, I think, to seem a perfect understander of the unintelligible language of the Schoolmen, pretends an ignorance of his mother-tongue. He talks here of command and counsel as if he were no Englishman, nor knew any difference between their significations.
    Thomas Hobbes (1579–1688)