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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A member of a military unit whose direct responsibility does not include actual fighting.

Usage examples (36)
  • The mission may be peacekeeping, nation assistance, support for insurgency and counterinsurgency, noncombatant evacuation, or humanitarian aid and disaster relief.
  • They have a terrific capability in non-combatant evacuation operations.
  • The law permitted these to enter a special so-called non-combatant classification.
  • But I grudge leaving them to the imagination of civilian and non-combatant readers. for more
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