R.O.T.C.

or ROTC

[ahr-oh-tee-see, rot-see]
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Reserve Officers Training Corps

noun

a body of students at some colleges and universities who are given training toward becoming officers in the armed forces. Abbreviation: ROTC, R.O.T.C.
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R.O.T.C.

also ROTC, 1916, American English, initialism for Reserve Officers' Training Corps, established as part of the National Defense Act of 1916.

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