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Noun commander has 4 senses
  1. commanding officer, commandant, commander - an officer in command of a military unit
    --1 is a kind of military officer, officer
    --1 has particulars:
     Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic, SACLANT; Supreme Allied Commander Europe, SACEUR; commander in chief, generalissimo; wing commander
    Derived forms: verb command5, verb command1
  2. commander - someone in an official position of authority who can command or control others
    --2 is a kind of
    Derived forms: verb command5, verb command1
  3. commander - a commissioned naval officer who ranks above a lieutenant commander and below a captain
    --3 is a kind of
    commissioned naval officer
    Derived forms: verb command5, verb command1
  4. air force officer, commander - an officer in the airforce
    --4 is a kind of serviceman, military man, man, military personnel
    Derived forms: verb command5, verb command1
command system commandable commandant commanded commandeer commandeered commandeering commander-in-chief commander commander in chief commanders commandership commandery commanding commanding officer commandment commandments

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