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Definition 1: a military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops - [noun denoting artifact]

(outpost is a kind of ...) military installation at which a body of troops is stationed

"this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby" "there is an officer's club on the post"

(outpost belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 2: a settlement on the frontier of civilization - [noun denoting group]

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(outpost is a kind of ...) a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government

"the American colony in Paris"

Definition 3: a station in a remote or sparsely populated location - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for outpost in the sense of this definition

(outpost is a kind of ...) the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand

"a soldier manned the entrance post" "a sentry station"

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