task force


Definition of task force

: a temporary grouping under one leader for the purpose of accomplishing a definite objective

Examples of task force in a Sentence

They appointed a task force to review the situation.

Recent Examples on the Web

The task force recommends reimbursement policies that cover postpartum care as a continuing process rather than an isolated visit. Laura Landro, WSJ, "The New, Improved World of Infant Care," 16 Sep. 2018 Back in 2012, the task force famously recommended against the then-common blood screening for elevated levels of PSA protein, which can indicate prostate cancer as well as other conditions. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Large clinical trials change experts’ minds on prostate cancer screening," 9 May 2018 For those who choose to undergo prostate cancer screening, the task force recommends getting screened no more than once every two to four years. Mark Lieber, CNN, "Prostate cancer screening recommendations get rolled back by US task force," 8 May 2018 The task force would recommend a fuel plan intended to meet public and private needs during emergencies and disasters. Jim Turner, OrlandoSentinel.com, "During hurricane evacuations, Florida could bring in gasoline by rail car," 23 Feb. 2018 Now in its ninth season, the series stars Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan as their on-screen elite task force team works tirelessly to wipe out local crime. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "A Crazy 'Hawaii Five-0,' 'Magnum, P.I.,' and 'MacGyver' Crossover Might Happen," 26 Apr. 2019 The second review will be carried out by by an internal task forceUniversity President Michael K. Young said in a statement. Peter Dawson, star-telegram, "Texas A&M to review student disciplinary process after multiple sexual assault complaints," 16 June 2018 That plan expanded during the past year as task force members lingered on data that show a gap between the education levels of Marion County residents and the demands of employers entering the market. James Briggs, Indianapolis Star, "Indianapolis is uneducated. Mayor Joe Hogsett is about to release his plan to change that.," 29 May 2018 So the Ghost Fleet will sail ahead of the task force, sensors at full power, seeking any inbound threats. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Navy Wants To Build a “Ghost Fleet” of Drone Warships," 14 Mar. 2019

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1941, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of task force

: a group of people who deal with a specific problem
: a military force that is sent to a particular place to deal with a problem

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