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cadre

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noun cad·re \ˈka-ˌdrā, ˈkä-, -drē; especially British ˈkä-də(r), ˈkā-, -drə\

Definition of cadre

  1. 1 :  frame, framework

  2. 2 :  a nucleus or core group especially of trained personnel able to assume control and to train others; broadly :  a group of people having some unifying relationship <a cadre of lawyers>

  3. 3 :  a cell of indoctrinated leaders active in promoting the interests of a revolutionary party

  4. 4 :  a member of a cadre



Examples of cadre

  1. <claims that the problem will never be solved within the existing cadre of the state bureaucracy>



Origin of cadre

French, from Italian quadro, from Latin quadrum square — more at quarrel


First Known Use: 1830



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