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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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