mission statement

noun

Definition of mission statement

: something that states the purpose or goal of a business or organization The company's mission statement emphasizes its ongoing commitment to meeting the needs of the community.

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“Mission statement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mission%20statement. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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