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dispatch

2 noun
     
Related topics: Government, Military
dispatch2 , despatch
1 [countable]PMPG a message sent between military or government officials:
a dispatch from headquarters
2 [countable]TCN a report sent to a newspaper from one of its writers who is in another town or country
3 [singular] the act of sending people or things to a particular place:
the dispatch of warships to the region
4

with dispatch

formal if you do something with dispatch, you do it well and quickly

➔ mentioned in dispatches

at mention1 (4)

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