Military vs Expeditionary - What's the difference?

military | expeditionary |

As adjectives the difference between military and expeditionary

is that military is characteristic of members of the armed forces while expeditionary is of or pertaining to an expedition.

As a noun military

is armed forces.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en adjective)
  • Characteristic of members of the armed forces.
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  • *:At her invitation he outlined for her the succeeding chapters with terse military accuracy?; and what she liked best and best understood was avoidance of that false modesty which condescends, turning technicality into pabulum.
  • (lb) Relating to armed forces such as the army, marines, navy and air force (often as distinguished from civilians or police forces).
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  • Relating to war.
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  • Relating to armies or ground forces.
  • Noun

  • Armed forces.
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  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Hypocrisy lies at heart of Manning prosecution , passage=The dispatches […] also exposed the blatant discrepancy between the west's professed values and actual foreign policies. Having lectured the Arab world about democracy for years, its collusion in suppressing freedom was undeniable as protesters were met by weaponry and tear gas made in the west, employed by a military trained by westerners.}}
  • (US, with the) U.S. armed forces in general, including the Marine Corps.
  • See also

    * martial * abbreviation: * army/Army * navy/Navy * air force/Air Force * marines/Marines * Merchant Marine * US National Guard * Coast Guard








  • Of or pertaining to an expedition
  • (military) Intended for military operations abroad
  • Derived terms

    * expeditionary force