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pentomic

[ pen-tom-ik ]
/ pɛnˈtɒm ɪk /
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adjective Military.

pertaining to or characterizing the organization of an army division into five groups, each with supporting units, geared to maneuver in keeping with the requirements of atomic warfare.

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Origin of pentomic

1955–60; pent- + (at)omic
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British Dictionary definitions for pentomic

pentomic
/ (pɛnˈtɒmɪk) /

adjective

denoting or relating to the subdivision of an army division into five battle groups, esp for nuclear warfare

Word Origin for pentomic

C20: from penta- + atomic
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