The definition of a military-industrial complex is the powerful and influential relationship between the military of a nation and the industries that produce their arms and supplies.
An example of the military-industrial complex is when a company is under contract to the U.S. government to provide ex soldiers as security guards in a war-torn country.
a nation's military establishment and those industries producing military materiel, viewed as together exerting a powerful influence on foreign and economic policy
Origin of military-industrial complexfirst used by President Eisenhower in his farewell address (1961)
The aggregate of a nation's armed forces and the industries that supply their equipment, materials, and armaments.