What is the meaning of support?

(DoD) The action of a force that aids, protects, complements, or sustains another force in accordance with a directive requiring such action.
(DoD) An element of a command that assists, protects, or supplies other forces in combat. See also close support; direct support; general support; interdepartmental or agency support; international logistic support; inter-Service support; mutual support.
(DoD) A unit that helps another unit in battle.
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APAMilitary Dictionary (DoD). (2011). support. Retrieved February 22, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/support/definitions/1964209
ChicagoMilitary Dictionary (DoD). 2011. "support" http://smartdefine.org/support/definitions/1964209 (accessed February 22, 2019).
HarvardMilitary Dictionary (DoD) 2011, support, Smart Define, viewed 22 February, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/support/definitions/1964209>.
MLAMilitary Dictionary (DoD). "support" 4 April 2011. Web. 22 February 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/support/definitions/1964209>
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