military science


: the principles of military conflict

Examples of military science in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The building most recently housed the university’s military science department. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Feb. 2023 In January 1958, two medical officers at Porton Down, Britain’s military science facility, exposed their forearms to 50-microgram droplets of a substance called VX, which was a new, fast-acting nerve agent that could kill by seeping through the skin. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 24 Feb. 2017 StarCraft is a military science fiction franchise set in a universe rife with conflict, where armies of opponents face off to become the most powerful. Jennifer Walter, Discover Magazine, 2 Dec. 2019 McDermott flew Army choppers in the Vietnam War, and later taught military science at the University of Montana. Paige Williams, The New Yorker, 28 Mar. 2022 Now, reports Joe Heim for the Washington Post, researchers have identified the building, which most recently housed the university’s military science department, as one of the first schools for black children in the Americas. Isis Davis-Marks, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Mar. 2021 Since its 2001 release, the military science fiction video game has sold more than 82 million copies worldwide and grossed more than $6 billion in lifetime total sales revenue. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 30 Jan. 2022 Andreason, who teaches military science at South Medford High School, said his recruits agree to spend about a weekend training each month and can be deployed if their unit is called to serve anywhere in the world. oregonlive, 28 Aug. 2021 Strahovski, who stars in the military science fiction film opposite Chris Pratt, sported a full-length white turtleneck gown that hugged her bump. Katie Campione,, 1 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of military science was circa 1830

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“Military science.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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