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English noun: air force

1. air force (group) the airborne branch of a country's armed forces


Broader (hypernym)armed service, military service, service

Narrower (hyponym)Air Corps, German Luftwaffe, Luftwaffe, RAF, Royal Air Force

Member holonymair unit

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

2. Air Force (group) the airforce of the United States of America; the agency that defends the United States through control and exploitation of air and space

SynonymsU. S. Air Force, United States Air Force, US Air Force, USAF

Broader (hypernym)agency, authority, bureau, federal agency, government agency, office

Part holonymACC, AFISR, AFRL, AFSPC, Air Combat Command, Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Air Force ISR, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Space Command, Air National Guard, ANG, United States Air Force Academy, US Air Force Academy

Part meronymDefense, Defense Department, Department of Defense, DoD, United States Department of Defense

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