ex·pe·di·tion·ary | \ˌek-spə-ˈdi-shə-ˌner-ē \

Definition of expeditionary 

: of, relating to, or being an expedition also : sent on military service abroad an expeditionary force

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Its expeditionary forces already have served in Afghanistan and as peacekeepers in Kosovo. Jon Gambrell, Fox News, "UAE's campaign for Yemen port city a test of 'Little Sparta'," 19 June 2018 And this is the thing about expeditionary journalism in general. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Vox Editor at Large Ezra Klein on Recode Media," 14 June 2018 This system can support the equivalent of a brigade-sized expeditionary unit, with voice, text and data traffic at up to 30m bits per second (bps). The Economist, "A new type of battlefield network is in development," 14 June 2018 The bedrock tenets of what the Corps calls expeditionary maneuver warfare are rapid mobility, attacks from unexpected locations, and flexible battle planning. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "3 Things You Need to Know About Trump's New National Defense Strategy," 19 Jan. 2018 This wouldn’t emphasize a Chinese invasion threat, but rather binational or multinational expeditionary operations throughout the region and globe. Michael O’hanlon, WSJ, "Is the U.S.-South Korea Alliance Worth It?," 4 June 2018 For his bravery, Woodfill would receive the Medal of Honor and be Pershing's selection as the most outstanding soldier of the expeditionary force. Ray Locker, USA TODAY, "Gripping 'The Unknowns' follows WWI heroes who buried the Unknown Soldier," 21 May 2018 The Treasury said Seif undermined the central bank's credibility by routing millions of dollars from the Quds Force, the expeditionary unit of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, to al-Bilad Islamic Bank, which is based in Iraq. Josh Lederman, Fox News, "US intensifies pressure on Iran, sanctioning central banker," 16 May 2018 Since taking office last year, Mr. Trump has allied himself with Mr. Netanyahu, giving Israel strategic backing for its efforts to target Iran’s expeditionary military operations in Syria, according to the people familiar with the discussions. Rory Jones, WSJ, "Israel Conferred With U.S. on Strike in Syria to Target Iranian War Gear," 17 Apr. 2018

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1817, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of expeditionary

: relating to an expedition

: sent to fight in a foreign country

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