Definition of military-industrial complex in English:

military-industrial complex

Syllabification: mil·i·tar·y-in·dus·tri·al com·plex


  • A country’s military establishment and those industries producing arms or other military materials, regarded as a powerful vested interest.
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    • By the 1960s, they were considered part of the military-industrial complex, allowing defense industry advertising to subsidize their publications.
    • These include Balkan Airlines, deals in the tourism sector, the military-industrial complex and the chemical industry.
    • Where new media points to an interrogation of the digitisation of culture, it remains aware, for example, that much of these digital technologies emerged from the military-industrial complex.

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