task force


task force

noun

  1. Navy, Military. a temporary grouping of units under one commander, formed for the purpose of carrying out a specific operation or mission.
  2. a group or committee, usually of experts or specialists, formed for analyzing, investigating, or solving a specific problem.

noun

  1. a temporary grouping of military units formed to undertake a specific mission
  2. any semipermanent organization set up to carry out a continuing task

n.1941, originally military; see task (n.) + force (n.).

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