• (RP) IPA: /ˈkɑː.də/, /ˈkɑː.dɹə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkɑ.dɹeɪ/, /ˈkæd.ɹeɪ/, /ˈkɑ.dɹə/, /ˈkæd.ɹi/, /ˈkɑ.dɹi/, /ˈkɑ.dəɹ/

cadre (plural cadres)

  1. A frame or framework.
    • 1848, Parliamentary Papers (volume 27, page 283)
      […] He took away the frame itself, as well as the notice.
      Mr. MacCulloch. I recollect Mr. Dobrée stating that his reason for taking the cadre was, that the notice was pasted, and that he could not unpaste it.
  2. (military) The framework or skeleton upon which a new regiment is to be formed; the officers of a regiment forming the staff.
  3. (chiefly, in communism) The core of a managing group, or a member of such a group.
    • 1997, Jae Ho Chung, China's Provinces in Reform: Class, community and political culture, edited by David S.G. Goodman, Routledge, p. 146:
      Finally, the exchange, circulation and education of local cadres constitute another key strategy implemented by the provincial leadership in its efforts to diffuse economic development into the backward inland region.
  4. A small group of people specially trained for a particular purpose or profession.
Translations Translations
  • French: cadres
  • Russian: (please verify) ка́дровый соста́в m (kádrovyj sostáv) attention ru, кадр
  • German: Kader
  • Portuguese: quadro
  • Russian: руководящий

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