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 … the current specialisms and cadres of our university curricula … — H. M. McLuhan

  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 a cadre of technicians

  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 in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of cadre

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


First Known Use: 1763



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