military formation

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Noun1.military formation - a formation of troopsmilitary formation - a formation of troops    
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"
formation - an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit; "a defensive formation"; "a formation of planes"
open order - a military formation leaving enough space between ranks to allow an inspecting officer to pass
close order - a military formation for drill or marching
extended order - a military formation for skirmishing; as widely separated as the tactical situation permits
sick call, sick parade - the daily military formation at which individuals report to the medical officer as sick
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He did not note the money-lender on his goose-rumped pony, hastening along to collect the cruel interest; or the long-shouting, deep-voiced little mob -still in military formation - of native soldiers on leave, rejoicing to be rid of their breeches and puttees, and saying the most outrageous things to the most respectable women in sight.
Afterwards, the commander of parade column approached the Royal Dais asking permission from His Majesty, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces to start the military parade, which began with the joint military musical parade band that represent the corps of the SAF, RGO, ROP and Royal Court Affairs (RCA), which passed in military formation before the Royal Dais.
Addressing reporters at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Mansour said he hoped that the Secretary-General, the UN and the Security Council, "will succeed in putting an immediate end to this onslaught against our people, this aggression and to remove all the military formation whether they are official, army, policy, security or armed settlers, vigilantes and other armed Jewish militias away from the Palestinian civilian populations in order to deescalate the situation.
The IED has profoundly changed the military formation order of battle, leveling the playing field between an asymmetric enemy and U.
The title of the play refers to the chakravyuh ', a military formation created by the Kauravas, which Abhimanyu Arjun's son) courageously breaches but is unable to come out alive.
On the other hand, a military formation was attacked by unknown gunmen in Riyadh area, 45 km south west Kirkuk, that resulted in killing three soldiers and wounding four more.
Police had on Wednesday upped the stakes in the protests by launching a major assault, initially pushing demonstrators back well beyond their initial lines by marching forward in military formation.
We are now tackling this conspiracy, which will fail, and we will defeat each of these schemes and plots against our beloved Syria", he said during a military formation inspection.
Willamette uses a military model in educating its students, who wear uniforms, do military formation drills and who have a teacher and an aide in the classroom whose job is to maintain order.
A car bomb detonated just as a military formation began to march at Eagle Square, where President Goodluck Jonathan was on hand for the celebration.
Similarly disturbing videos of elementary school children worshipfully singing Obama's praises and teenagers marching in military formation while chanting pro-Obama slogans a la Hitler Youth--all easily accessible on YouTube--point toward the very real danger presented by a national education bureaucracy wedded to a charismatic national leader who believes in expanding and wielding all the powers of government to mold the national will to his agenda.
In Australia and New Zealand, the campaign was the first major battle undertaken by a joint military formation, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), and is often considered to mark the birth of national consciousness in both of these countries.

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