Cadre definitions

kä'drā, -drə, kăd'rē, kä'dər
Basic structure or framework.
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An operational unit, as of staff officers or other key personnel, around which an expanded organization can be built.
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A small, unified group organized to instruct or lead a larger group; nucleus.
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A member of a political, esp. Communist, cadre.
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A nucleus of trained personnel around which a larger organization can be built and trained.

A cadre of corporals who train recruits.

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The definition of a cadre is a group of people who can lead, organize and train within an organization.

An example of a cadre is a group of trained people around which a bigger organization can be built.

An example of a cadre is a group of team leaders in a business project.

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A tightly knit group of zealots who are active in advancing the interests of a revolutionary party.
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A member of such a group.
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(military) The framework or skeleton upon which a new regiment is to be formed; the officers of a regiment forming the staff.
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(chiefly in communism) The core of a managing group, or a member of such a group.
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Origin of cadre

Borrowing from French cadre, from Italian quadro (“square”), from Latin quadrum, from quattuor (“four”).