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armed forces Syllabification: armed forc·es
Pronunciation: /ˌärmd ˈfôrsəz/
(also armed services)

Definition of armed forces in English:

plural noun

A country’s military forces, especially its army, navy, and air force.
Example sentences
  • Special Forces are found in all branches of the armed services, even the Air Force.
  • A US government source said Muhammad served more than a decade in the armed services and was an Army mechanic in a combat support unit.
  • In the regular armed forces of all the combatant powers women remained a small minority.
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