One entry found for mission.
Main Entry: mis·sion
Pronunciation: primarystressmish-schwan
Function: noun
Etymology: from modern Latin mission-, missio "a group sent out by a religious organization," derived from earlier Latin missus, past participle of mittere "to send, throw" --related to MESSAGE
1 a : a group of missionaries b : the work of a missionary c : a place where a mission or missionary works
2 a : a group sent to a foreign country to carry on discussions or to provide training or assistance <trade mission> <military mission> b : a group of diplomats who stay in a foreign country
3 a : a task or job that is assigned <our mission was to recover the stolen plans> b : a definite military, naval, or aerospace task <a space mission>

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