Troop vs Formation - What's the difference?
In context|military|lang=en terms the difference between troop and formation
is that troop
is (military) a small unit of cavalry or armour commanded by a captain, corresponding to a platoon or company of infantry while formation
is (military) an arrangement of moving troops, ships, or aircraft, such as a wedge, line abreast, or echelon often "in formation".
As nouns the difference between troop and formation
is that troop
is a collection of people; a company; a number; a multitude while formation
is something possessing structure or form.
As a verb troop
is to move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops.
A collection of people; a company; a number; a multitude.
(military) A small unit of cavalry or armour commanded by a captain, corresponding to a platoon or company of infantry.
A detachment of soldiers or police, especially horse artillery, armour, or state troopers.
Soldiers, military forces (usually "troops").
- That which should accompany old age — / As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends — / I must not look to have.
- Farewell the plumed troop , and the big wars.
(nonstandard) A company of stageplayers; a troupe.
- His troops moved to victory with the precision of machines.
(label) A basic unit of girl or boy scouts, consisting of 6 to 10 youngsters.
A group of baboons.
A particular roll of the drum; a quick march.
(mycology) Mushrooms that are in a close group but not close enough to be called a cluster.
* troop carrier
To move in numbers; to come or gather in crowds or troops.
* , chapter=5
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=Then everybody once more knelt, and soon the blessing was pronounced. The choir and the clergy trooped
out slowly, […], down the nave to the western door. […] At a seemingly immense distance the surpliced group stopped to say the last prayer.}}
To march on; to go forward in haste.
To move or march as if in a crowd.
* troop the colour (qualifier)
Something possessing structure or form.
The act of assembling a group or structure.
(geology) A rock or face of a mountain.
(military) A grouping of military units or smaller formations under a command, such as a brigade, division, wing, etc.
(military) An arrangement of moving troops, ships, or aircraft, such as a wedge, line abreast, or echelon. Often "in formation".
The process of influencing or guiding a person to a deeper understanding of a particular vocation.
* (military grouping of units) battle group, brigade group, task force, combat team
* (military arrangement of forces) tactical formation, battle formation