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[ahr-oh-tee-see, rot-see] /ˌɑr oʊ tiˈsi, ˈrɒt si/

Reserve Officers Training Corps

a body of students at some colleges and universities who are given training toward becoming officers in the armed forces.
Abbreviation: ROTC, R.O.T.C. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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also ROTC, 1916, American English, initialism for Reserve Officers' Training Corps, established as part of the National Defense Act of 1916.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Reserve Officers' Training Corps
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