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Dictionary definition for: Command

1. (n) an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

2. (v) be in command of; "The general commanded a huge army"

3. (n) a military unit or region under the control of a single officer

4. (v) make someone do something

5. (n) the power or authority to command; "an admiral in command"

6. (v) demand as one''s due; "This speaker commands a high fee" "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"

7. (n) availability for use; "the materials at the command of the potters grew"

8. (v) look down on; "The villa dominates the town"

9. (n) a position of highest authority; "the corporation has just undergone a change in command"

10. (v) exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget" "Command the military forces"

11. (n) great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French"

12. (n) (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program

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