[kuh-mand-muh nt, -mahnd-] /kəˈmænd mənt, -ˈmɑnd-/
a or mandate.
(sometimes initial capital letter) any of the Ten Commandments.
the act or power of .
a divine command, esp one of the Ten Commandments of the Old Testament
(literary) any command
short for The Ten Commandments, attested from late 13c. In Old English they were ða bebodu.
late 13c., “an order from an authority,” from Old French comandement “order, command,” from Latin *commandamentum, from *commandare (see command (v.)). Pronounced as four syllables until 17c.
Of þe x commandements … þe first comondement is þis, O God we ssul honuri [c.1280]
noun 1. (often initial capital letters) U.S. Aerospace. the portion of the Apollo spacecraft that contained the crew’s living compartment and the on-board controls. noun 1. the cone-shaped module used as the living quarters in an Apollo spacecraft and functioning as the splashdown vehicle
[kuh-man-doh, -mahn-] /kəˈmæn doʊ, -ˈmɑn-/ noun, plural commandos, commandoes. 1. 2. any military unit organized for operations similar to those of the commandos of World War II. 3. a member of a military assault unit or team trained to operate quickly and aggressively in especially urgent, threatening situations, as against terrorists holding hostages. /kəˈmɑːndəʊ/ noun […]
- Commando operation
noun 1. (surgery) a major operation for treatment of cancer of the head and neck, involving removal of many facial structures and subsequent surgical reconstruction
- Commando procedure
commando procedure com·man·do procedure (kə-mān’dō) n. A surgical operation for malignant tumors of the floor of the oral cavity, involving resection of portions of the mandible in continuity with the oral lesion and radical neck dissection.