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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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