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basic training

noun

Simple Definition of basic training

  • : the first few weeks of training for someone who has recently joined the military

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of basic training

  1. :  the initial period of training of a military recruit

Examples of basic training in a sentence

  1. Our son is in basic training.



1943

First Known Use of basic training

1943


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