basic training


Definition of basic training

: the initial period of training of a military recruit

Examples of basic training in a Sentence

Our son is in basic training.
Recent Examples on the Web In addition, the government only had to provide basic training to these barefoot doctors to initiate the primary care network. Shaoshan Liu, Forbes, 27 June 2022 Baltimore City School Police officers receive the same basic training as BPD and have the same police powers as any other officer in Maryland. Lee O. Sanderlin, Baltimore Sun, 1 June 2022 Jeremy Allen White, who plays Carmen, and Ayo Edebiri, the intern sous chef who is the only other character from Carmen’s world, both went through basic training at the Institute of Culinary Education in Los Angeles. New York Times, 11 July 2022 Barber noted that law enforcement officers receive over 800 hours of basic training, and additional training on firearms. al, 30 June 2022 Billy was about to leave for a five-month stint in basic training and technical school. Caroline Kitchener, Washington Post, 20 June 2022 Others are working in the school system, or went on to the military, where they were automatically promoted to a higher rank after basic training because of their Scout affiliation. al, 13 May 2022 Zhu, who had no access to the internet during basic training, had no idea that prosecutors had announced the school was part of a sting operation. NBC News, 27 Mar. 2022 The Air Force had already removed 37 people that refused to get vaccinated during basic training, Stefanek said, making these entry-level separations. Oren Liebermann, CNN, 15 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of basic training

1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Basic training.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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