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basic training Syllabification: ba·sic train·ing

Definition of basic training in English:


Military The initial period of training for new personnel, involving intense physical activity and behavioral discipline.
Example sentences
  • It should also be noted that during the basic training period new applicants are recruits rather than serving soldiers.
  • Many soldiers are counting down to their last day in the military from the first few hours at basic training.
  • He underwent basic training for the Royal Marines but decided a military career was not for him.
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