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Air Force

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noun

the U.S. department consisting of practically all military aviation forces, established July 26, 1947.
air force, a similar department in any military organization.
air force, (formerly) the largest unit in the U.S. Army Air Forces.
air force, a unit of U.S. Air Force command between an air division and an air command.
Sometimes air force . the military unit of a nation charged with carrying out military operations in the air.
British. Royal Air Force.

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Origin of Air Force

First recorded in 1915–1920
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air force

noun

  1. the branch of a nation's armed services primarily responsible for air warfare
  2. (as modifier)an air-force base
a formation in the US and certain other air forces larger than an air division but smaller than an air command
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