basic training

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basic training

The initial period of training of a recruit in the armed forces.
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ba′sic train′ing

a period following induction into the armed forces during which a recruit learns military basics.
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Noun1.basic training - the initial period of training for new military personnelbasic training - the initial period of training for new military personnel; involves intense physical activity and behavioral discipline
military training - training soldiers in military procedures
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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