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 for Army organization
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Army organization \Army organization\
     The system by which a country raises, classifies, arranges,
     and equips its armed land forces. The usual divisions are:
     (1) A regular or active army, in which soldiers serve
     continuously with the colors and live in barracks or
     cantonments when not in the field; (2) the reserves of this
     army, in which the soldiers, while remaining constantly
     subject to a call to the colors, live at their homes, being
     summoned more or less frequently to report for instruction,
     drill, or maneuvers; and (3) one or more classes of soldiers
     organized largely for territorial defense, living at home and
     having only occasional periods of drill and instraction, who
     are variously called home reserves (as in the table below),
     second, third, etc., line of defense (the regular army and
     its reserves ordinarily constituting the first line of
     defense), territorial forces, or the like. In countries where
     conscription prevails a soldier is supposed to serve a given
     number of years. He is usually enrolled first in the regular
     army, then passes to its reserve, then into the home
     reserves, to serve until he reaches the age limit. It for any
     reason he is not enrolled in the regular army, he may begin
     his service in the army reserves or even the home reserves,
     but then serves the full number of years or up to the age
     limit. In equipment the organization of the army is into the
     three great arms of infantry, cavalry, and artillery,
     together with more or less numerous other branches, such as
     engineers, medical corps, etc., besides the staff
     organizations such as those of the pay and subsistence
     departments.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     [1913 Webster] armyworm

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