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air force
     1. n. A branch of the military mainly devoted to air warfare, as opposed to (land) army and navy
     2. n. a unit in the U.S. Air Force larger than a division but smaller than a command
Analysis
air
     1. n. (un, historical, astrology, alchemy, science) The atmospheric substance above the surface of the earth which animals breathe, formerly considered to be a single substance, one of the four bas
     2. n. (un, physics, meteorology) Now understood as the mixture of gases comprising the earth's atmosphere.
     3. n. (usually with the) The apparently open space above the ground, the mass of this substance around the earth.
     4. n. A feeling or sense.
     5. n. A sense of poise, graciousness, or quality.
Force
     1. n. (Northern England) Falls. used in place names.
     2. n. Strength or energy of body or mind; active power; vigour; might; capacity of exercising an influence or producing an effect.
           the force of an appeal, an argument, or a contract
     3. n. Power exerted against will or consent; compulsory power; violence; coercion.
     4. n. Anything that is able to make a big change in a person or thing.

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