Definition of military-industrial complex in English:

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military-industrial complex

Pronunciation: /ˈmiləˌterē inˈdəstrēəl ˌkämˈpleks/ Pronunciation: /ˈkämpleks/


A country’s military establishment and those industries producing arms or other military materials, regarded as a powerful vested interest.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: mil·i·tar·y-in·dus·tri·al com·plex

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