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Meaning of "mission creep" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MISSION CREEP

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MISSION CREEP

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Mission creep is a noun.
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WHAT DOES MISSION CREEP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Mission creep

Mission creep is the expansion of a project or mission beyond its original goals, often after initial successes. Mission creep is usually considered undesirable due to the dangerous path of each success breeding more ambitious attempts, only stopping when a final, often catastrophic, failure occurs. The term was originally applied exclusively to military operations, but has recently been applied to many different fields. The phrase first appeared in articles concerning the United Nations peacekeeping mission during the Somali Civil War in the Washington Post on April 15, 1993, and in the New York Times on October 10, 1993.

Definition of mission creep in the English dictionary

The definition of mission creep in the dictionary is the tendency for a task, esp a military operation, to become unintentionally wider in scope than its initial objectives.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MISSION CREEP

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Missionary Ridge
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WORDS THAT END LIKE MISSION CREEP

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Synonyms and antonyms of mission creep in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «mission creep» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MISSION CREEP

Find out the translation of mission creep to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mission creep from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mission creep» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

任务蠕变
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ampliación de la misión
570 millions of speakers

English

mission creep
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मिशन रेंगना
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

زحف المهمة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

миссия ползучести
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

missão fluência
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মিশন শিপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dérive de la mission
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Merayap misi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Mission Kriechen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ミッション·クリープ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

임무 크리프
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mepake misi
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Nhiệm vụ leo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மிஷன் க்ரீப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मिशन रांगणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Misyon sürünme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

missione di creep
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

misja pełzanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Місія повзучості
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

târî misiune
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Η αποστολή ερπυσμού
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

missie kruip
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

mission kryp
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

misjon creep
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mission creep

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MISSION CREEP»

The term «mission creep» is regularly used and occupies the 98.006 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mission creep

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MISSION CREEP»

Discover the use of mission creep in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mission creep and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cost Control, College Access, and Competition in Higher ...
The primary cost drivers are thought to be rising labor cost per student (primarily expenses associated with faculty), rising administrative costs, increased government regulation, technology, 'mission creep', and agency problems (Martin , 2002) ...
Robert Edward Martin, 2005
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The Long Decade: How 9/11 Changed the Law
EVALUATING AND COUNTERING MISSION AMNESIA AND MISSION CREEP So far, this chapter has articulated the concepts of mission amnesia and mission creep. It has suggested that the security field has been particularly vulnerable to ...
David Jenkins, Amanda Jacobsen, Anders Henriksen, 2014
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Military Intervention: Cases in Context for the Twenty-first ...
In the words of Stephen Stedman, "The Secretary General reasons that once we get a PKO on the ground, 'I can shame [the great powers] to give me the resources to save the day.'"10 This is mission creep. At best, the Secretary General will ...
William J. Lahneman, 2004
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Doctoral Education in Physical Therapy: Degree Creep Or ...
Institutional Mission, Mission Creep, and Degree Inflation Institutional mission is defined and explored in the historical context of educational mission. Mission creep is discussed as it relates to educational institutions and internal and external ...
Lisa Lynn Dorsey, 2006
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Withdrawing Under Fire: Lessons Learned from Islamist ...
Joshua L. Gleis. Mission Creep Mission creep, or the expansion of an operation beyond its originally stated or intended mission, has been of considerable concern to Americans for quite some time. The Chinese decision to join the fight during ...
Joshua L. Gleis, 2011
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Losing the Global Development War: A Contemporary Critique ...
Perhaps this distinction could be abbreviated as separating those critics who say “not this mission creep” from those who say “not any mission creep”. (As explained above in the discussion of MDBs, the critics who say “not any mission creep” ...
John Warren Head, 2008
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The Globalizers: The IMF, the World Bank, and Their Borrowers
But at whose cost? Would borrowing countries be better off without the IMF and World Bank? This book takes readers inside these institutions and the governments they work with.
Ngaire Woods, 2007
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In the Pursuit of Becoming a Research University
mission through mission creep. Contestable regarding its driving forces, the mission creep phenomenon is increasingly observed among higher education institutions seeking more prestige regardless of type. Research conducted on mission ...
Juan Carlos Enrriquez Gutierrez, 2008
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The Essentials of Project Management
Throughout the project, be on guard against mission creep — unwittingly giving in to pressure to do more than has originally been planned for. As you find out each stakeholder's definition of success, you may feel pressure to accomplish too  ...
Lauren Keller Johnson, Richard Luecke, Robert Daniel Austin, 2006
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The Combat Position: Achieving Firefighter Readiness
With ambiguity comes the risk of mission creep: the tendency of an organization to expand the mission beyond its original goal. It could be argued that mission creep in the fire service began when the first fire company responded to provide ...
Christopher Brennan, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MISSION CREEP»

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Tory and Labour MPs warn defence secretary against mission creep
Michael Fallon was accused of believing it was possible to bring down Isis without promoting the Assad regime or to bring down the Assad ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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It ain't over til it's over: America's wars drag on no matter what …
The US military has no intention of withdrawing the remaining 9,000 troops from Afghanistan after 2016. We've seen this mission creep before ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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British soldiers to be sent to Saudi Arabia to train Syrian forces in …
But some MPs are likely to be concerned about “mission creep” from the commitments already announced. Last week it emerged British pilots ... «Evening Standard, Jul 15»
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What Will Obama Do for Syrian Rebels?
This consequential development is one of the many barely noticed examples of mission creep that have unfolded since the fight against the ... «Council on Foreign Relations, Jul 15»
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Defence Secretary Michael Fallon Urged To 'Consider Position' After …
Yet he faced criticism over "mission creep" and keeping Parliament "in the dark". The use of British pilots requires ministerial consent, which ... «Huffington Post UK, Jul 15»
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Defence Secretary Michael Fallow is jeered as he defends UK role …
Labour MP Michael Meacher said Fallon should consider his position and said the situation amounted to “mission creep without a mandate”. «The National, Jul 15»
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We have to destroy jihadis in Syrian heartland says Philip Hammond
MPs from both sides of the House yesterday warned against 'mission creep' and said bombing IS might only strengthen al-Assad. Julian Lewis ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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State College OKs public hearing on Holmes-Foster Park plan
Resident Robert Eckhardt referred to the plan as “mission creep,” saying the park plan began as a concern over tree loss, but has evolved into ... «Centre Daily Times, Jul 15»
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Lord Hodgson says fundraising proposals will be expensive and …
"Mission creep can happen quite quickly," he added. "I will tell Etherington that he needs to think about what is going to encourage local ... «Third Sector, Jul 15»
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Skeptical of Bail System—and of Plans to Reform It
One of the major concerns identified by Feige is "mission creep," meaning that judges could order pre-trial supervision for people who ... «City Limits, Jul 15»

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