military-industrial complex


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mil·i·tar·y-in·dus·tri·al complex

(mĭl′ĭ-tĕr′ē-ĭn-dŭs′trē-əl)
n.
The aggregate of a nation's armed forces and the industries that supply their equipment, materials, and armaments.

military-industrial complex

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the US) the combined interests of the military establishment and industries involved in producing military material considered as exerting influence on US foreign and economic policy

mil′itary-indus′trial com′plex


n.
a nation's armed forces together with the industries that supply them.
[1960–65]
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Noun1.military-industrial complex - a country's military establishment and the industries that produce arms and other military equipmentmilitary-industrial complex - a country's military establishment and the industries that produce arms and other military equipment; "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex"--Dwight David Eisenhower
vested interest - groups that seek to control a social system or activity from which they derive private benefit
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