What is military?

  • (adj): Associated with or performed by armed services as contrasted with civilians.
    Example: "Military police"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Military


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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Liquid Crystal Display - Military Use of LCD Monitors
... the talk page LCD monitors have been adopted by the United States military, instead of CRT displays, because they are smaller, lighter and more efficient, although monochrome ... military LCD monitor must be compliant with MIL-STD-3009 (formerly MIL-L-85762A) ... so that they pass the standards for the military ...
Xuzhou - Military
... one of the three group armies that comprise the Nanjing Military Region responsible for the defense of China's eastern coast and possible military ...
Azerbaijani Armed Forces - International Cooperation - Turkey
... In December 2009 an agreement on military assistance was signed by Turkey and Azerbaijan ... agreement envisions Ankara’s supplying Azerbaijan with weapons, military equipment and, if necessary, soldiers in case war with Armenia over Karabakh resumes ... (jeeps, trucks, etc.) professional training, military organization, technology transfer, licenced military hardware production and other services ...
Azerbaijani Armed Forces - Land Forces
... In addition, there are 300,000 former service personnel who have had military service in the last 15 years ... Azerbaijan has signed 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 ...
Organization For Security And Co-operation In Europe - Politico-military Dimension (first Dimension)
... takes a comprehensive approach to the politico-military dimension of security, which includes a number of commitments by participating States and mechanisms for ... The organization also seeks to enhance military security by promoting greater openness, transparency and co-operation ...

More definitions of "military":

  • (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:

    I’m not a military man, Captain. War holds no romance for me. The side effects are repulsive.
    Richard Bluel, and Henry Hathaway. Major Hugh Tarkington (Clinton Greyn)

    There are many examples of women that have excelled in learning, and even in war, but this is no reason we should bring ‘em all up to Latin and Greek or else military discipline, instead of needle-work and housewifry.
    Bernard Mandeville (1670–1733)

    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? No—we 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 (1767–1845)