Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: militaire, from Latin militaris, from miles 'soldier'


1 adjective
mil‧i‧ta‧ry1 S2 W1
1 used by, involving, or relating to the army, navy, or airforce:
a military helicopter
military equipment
The government has threatened to take military action if the rebels do not withdraw from the area.
The United States is prepared to use military force to achieve its aims.
a raid by European military forces (=the army, navy, or air force)

with military precision

if you do something with military precision, you do it in a very organized and exact way:
The trips are planned with military precision.
militarily adverb:
Europe may have to intervene militarily if the crisis worsens.

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