task-force

task force

noun
1.
Navy, Military. a temporary grouping of units under one commander, formed for the purpose of carrying out a specific operation or mission.
2.
a group or committee, usually of experts or specialists, formed for analyzing, investigating, or solving a specific problem.

Origin:
1940–45

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task force
 
n
1.  a temporary grouping of military units formed to undertake a specific mission
2.  any semipermanent organization set up to carry out a continuing task

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task force
1941, originally military; see task.
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