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
... 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) ... LCD monitors go through extensive certification so that they pass the standards for the military ...
Azerbaijani Armed Forces - Land Forces
... In addition, there are 300,000 former service personnel who have had military service in the last 15 years ... 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 ...
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 ...
Organization For Security And Co-operation In Europe - Politico-military Dimension (first Dimension)
... The OSCE takes a comprehensive approach to the politico-military dimension of security, which includes a number of commitments by participating States and mechanisms ... The organization also seeks to enhance military security by promoting greater openness, transparency and co-operation ...
Azerbaijani Armed Forces - International Cooperation - Turkey
... In December 2009 an agreement on military assistance was signed by Turkey and Azerbaijan ... 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 ...

More definitions of "military":

  • (adj): Characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the military.
    Example: "Military uniforms"
  • (adj): Of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare.
    Example: "Military law"

Famous quotes containing the word military:

    The schoolmaster is abroad! And I trust to him armed with his primer against the soldier in full military array.
    Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832)

    The military and the clergy cause us much annoyance; the clergy and the military, they empty our wallets and rob our intelligence.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)

    Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive factor; it is people, not things, that are decisive. The contest of strength is not only a contest of military and economic power, but also a contest of human power and morale. Military and economic power is necessarily wielded by people.
    Mao Zedong (1893–1976)