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active duty

Definition of active duty

  1. :  employment as a full-time member of the military <After two years of active duty she entered the reserves.>



Word by Word Definitions

activeplay
  1. :  characterized by action rather than by contemplation or speculation

    :  producing or involving action or movement

    :  asserting that the person or thing represented by the grammatical subject performs the action represented by the verb

dutyplay
  1. :  conduct due to parents and superiors :  respect

    :  obligatory tasks, conduct, service, or functions that arise from one's position (as in life or in a group)

    :  assigned service or business

  1. :  done as a duty

    :  being on duty :  assigned to specified tasks or functions


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