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mis·sion

mission

 
 
pronunciation:
mI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a group of people sent to a foreign land to set up relations and to start trade or religious work.
The mission led by Christopher Columbus landed on an island in the Caribbean Sea in 1492.
synonyms:
ambassadors, delegation, diplomats, embassy, missionaries
definition 2: the buildings and land used by such a group or by later peoples.
The monks live in a mission outside the city.
similar words:
church, embassy
definition 3: a particular task or duty done out of strong belief.
His mission was to help the poor.
similar words:
offering, sacrifice, vocation
definition 4: an important task that one is sent out to do, or a goal that a person strongly feels that he or she must go out and achieve.
The spy was on a secret mission for the president.Bob was sent on a mission to the grocery store by his mother.
 
synonyms:
assignment
similar words:
duty, errand, job, task
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The word mission contains the following parts:
-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.