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Noun: mission  mi-shun
  1. An organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work
    - missionary post, missionary station, foreign mission
     
  2. (military) an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters
    "the planes were on a bombing mission";
    - military mission
     
  3. A special assignment that is given to a person or group
    "a confidential mission to London";
    - charge, commission
     
  4. The organized work of a religious missionary
    - missionary work
     
  5. A group of representatives or delegates
    - deputation, commission, delegation, delegacy

Derived forms: missions

Type of: assignment, duty assignment, military operation, NGO, nongovernmental organisation [Brit], nongovernmental organization, op, operation, organisation [Brit], organization, work

Encyclopedia: Mission, Oregon