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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
1940-1945
1940-45
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British Dictionary definitions for task-force

task force

noun
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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Word Origin and History for task-force

task force

n.

1941, originally military; see task (n.) + force (n.).

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