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English noun: Secretary of Defense

1. Secretary of Defense (person) the person who holds the secretaryship of the Defense Department

SamplesThe first Defense Secretary was James V. Forrestal who was appointed by Truman.

SynonymsDefense Secretary

Broader (hypernym)secretary

2. Secretary of Defense (act) the position of the head of the Department of Defense

SamplesThe position of Defense Secretary was created in 1947.

SynonymsDefense Secretary

Broader (hypernym)secretaryship

Member meronymUnited States Cabinet, US Cabinet

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