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noun command pronunciation in British English /kəˈmɑːnd/
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  1. 1
    [countable] an official order
    Who gave the command to open fire?
  2. 2
    [countable] computing an instruction that you give to a computer to make it do something
    the log-on command
  3. 3
    [uncountable] control of a group of people, especially in the armed forces
    in command: Franco was in overall command of the military.
    be under someone’s command: The ship is under the command of Captain Blake.
  4. 4
    [uncountable] control of something such as a situation or your feelings
    take command (of something): United soon took command of the game.
    in command of yourself/your emotions etc: He tries to project the image of a man in command of himself.



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