joukko

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Uralic *jowkkV, which may derive from Germanic.

Noun[edit]

joukko

  1. group, cluster, band
  2. (military) troops (usually in plural), force
    Venäläiset joukot tunkeutuivat syvälle Georgiaan.
    Russian troops intruded deep in Georgian territory.
    YK:n rauhanturvajoukko
    a UN peacekeeping force
  3. (mathematics) set
  4. Used postpositionally in inessive, elative and illative cases to denote among
  5. Used as modifier in compound term (joukko-); mass (involving a mass of people or things)
    On olemassa näyttöä muinaisista joukkotuhoista.
    There is evidence of mass extinctions in the distant past.
    Talouden romahduksesta seurasi joukkotyöttömyys.
    Mass unemployment resulted from the financial collapse.

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