Vice-admiral meaning

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A commissioned rank in the US Navy or Coast Guard that is above rear admiral and below admiral.
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One who holds this rank.
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An officer ranking above a rear admiral and below an admiral.
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(nautical) A naval rank between rear admiral and admiral.
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A flag officer in the United States Navy, Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps, or Public Health Service Commissioned Corps having a grade superior to rear admiral (upper half) and junior to admiral. A vice admiral is equal in grade or rank to a lieutenant general, which is indicated by a 3-star insignia.
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