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echelon

ech·e·lon

echelon

 
 
pronunciation:
e sh lan
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a level of authority or rank, as in an organization.
She overcame numerous obstacles to reach the top echelon in her company.
synonyms:
rank
similar words:
level, position, tier
definition 2: a formation of troops, planes, or ships in a stairstep pattern behind and to the right or left of the leading unit or craft.
similar words:
file, formation, line, rank, tier
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: echeloned, echeloning, echelons
definition: to form in an echelon arrangement.
similar words:
tier