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.
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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of task force was in 1941

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“Task force.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/task%20force. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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