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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A diffraction grating consisting of a pile of plates of equal thickness arranged stepwise with a constant offset; A body of troops arranged in a line.

Usage examples (36)
  • We have to get better to get to that top echelon, which is what our goal is.
  • It's called echelon plowing, where the trucks are staggered across the highway clearing snow.
  • It clearly shows the culpability of the next command echelon, which is just as great as that of the pilots.
  • The management echelon, that is from Director upwards, consists of 11 people. 55% of these are African, 0% coloured. for more
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