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campaign

[ kam-peyn ]
/ kæmˈpeɪn /
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noun

Military.
  1. military operations for a specific objective.
  2. Obsolete. the military operations of an army in the field for one season.
a systematic course of aggressive activities for some specific purpose: a sales campaign.
the competition by rival political candidates and organizations for public office.

verb (used without object)

to serve in or go on a campaign: He planned to campaign for the candidate. He campaigned in France.

verb (used with object)

to race (a horse, boat, car, etc.) in a number or series of competitions.

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Origin of campaign

1620–30; <French campagne<Italian campagna<Late Latin campānia level district, equivalent to Latin camp(us) field + -ān(us) -an + -ia-ia

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British Dictionary definitions for campaign

campaign
/ (kæmˈpeɪn) /

noun

a series of coordinated activities, such as public speaking and demonstrating, designed to achieve a social, political, or commercial goala presidential campaign; an advertising campaign
military a number of complementary operations aimed at achieving a single objective, usually constrained by time or geographic area

verb

(intr often foll by for) to conduct, serve in, or go on a campaign

Derived forms of campaign

campaigner, noun

Word Origin for campaign

C17: from French campagne open country, from Italian campagna, from Late Latin campānia, from Latin campus field
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