ETYM French cadre, Italian quadro square, from Latin quadrum, from quatuor four.
(French) permanent trained unit within an organisation forming nucleus for expansion.
A nucleus of military personnel capable of expansion.
1. Frame, framework.
2. A nucleus or core group especially of trained personnel able to assume control and to train others; broadly; a group of people having some unifying relationship.
3. A cell of indoctrinated leaders active in promoting the interests of a revolutionary party.
4. A member of a cadre.