Cadre - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkædri|  American pronunciation of the word cadre
Brit.  |ˈkɑːdə ˈkɑːdr(ə)|  British pronunciation of the word cadre

noun

- a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement (syn: cell)
- a nucleus of military personnel capable of expansion

Examples

...claims that the problem will never be solved within the existing cadre of the state bureaucracy...

a cadre of highly trained scientists

...a loyal cadre of peregrine workers who follow the presidential candidate from primary to primary...

...in pirate tales there's always the raucous tavern and its cadre of buxom queans...

Word forms

noun
singular: cadre
plural: cadres
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