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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mis·sion /ˈmɪʃən/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mis·sion n.
 1. The act of sending, or the state of being sent; a being sent or delegated by authority, with certain powers for transacting business; comission.
 Whose glorious deeds, but in these fields of late,
 Made emulous missions 'mongst the gods themselves.   --Shak.
 2. That with which a messenger or agent is charged; an errand; business or duty on which one is sent; a commission.
 How to begin, how to accomplish best
 His end of being on earth, and mission high.   --Milton.
 3. Persons sent; any number of persons appointed to perform any service; a delegation; an embassy; as, the Russian mission to the United Nations.
    In these ships there should be a mission of three of the fellows or brethren of Solomon's house.   --Bacon.
 4. An assotiation or organization of missionaries; a station or residence of missionaries.
 5. An organization for worship and work, dependent on one or more churches.
 6. A course of extraordinary sermons and services at a particular place and time for the special purpose of quickening the faith and zeal participants, and of converting unbelievers.
 7. Dismission; discharge from service. [Obs.]
 Mission school. (a) A school connected with a mission and conducted by missionaries. (b) A school for the religious instruction of children not having regular church privileges.
 Syn: -- Message; errand; commission; deputation.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mis·sion v. t. To send on a mission. [Mostly used in the form of the past participle.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to
           carry on religious work [syn: missionary post, missionary
           station, foreign mission]
      2: an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters; "the
         planes were on a bombing mission" [syn: military mission]
      3: a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a
         confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a
         message" [syn: charge, commission]
      4: the organized work of a religious missionary [syn: missionary
      5: a group of representatives or delegates [syn: deputation,
         commission, delegation, delegacy]