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English noun: mission

1. mission (group) an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work

Synonymsforeign mission, missionary post, missionary station

Broader (hypernym)NGO, nongovernmental organization

2. mission (act) an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters

SamplesThe planes were on a bombing mission.

Synonymsmilitary mission

Broader (hypernym)military operation, operation

Narrower (hyponym)combat mission, direct support, search and destroy mission, search mission

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

3. mission (act) a special assignment that is given to a person or group

SamplesA confidential mission to London.
His charge was deliver a message.

Synonymscharge, commission

Broader (hypernym)assignment, duty assignment

Narrower (hyponym)fool's errand, martyr operation, mission impossible, sacrifice operation, suicide mission

4. mission (act) the organized work of a religious missionary

Synonymsmissionary work

Broader (hypernym)work

Narrower (hyponym)da'wah, dawah

5. mission (group) a group of representatives or delegates

Synonymscommission, delegacy, delegation, deputation

Broader (hypernym)organisation, organization

Narrower (hyponym)diplomatic mission, embassy

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