HyperDic: military_operation

English > 1 sense of the expression military operation:
NOUNactmilitary operation, operationactivity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)
English > military operation: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningActivity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign).
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
InstancesMeuse, Meuse River, Argonne, Argonne Forest, Meuse-Argonne, Meuse-Argonne operationAn American operation in World War I (1918)
Operation Desert StormThe United States and its allies defeated Iraq in a ground war that lasted 100 hours (1991)
Narroweramphibious operationA military operation by both land and sea forces
attack, onslaught, onset, onrush(military) an offensive against an enemy / enemy (using weapons)
campaign, military campaignSeveral related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
combined operationA military operation carried out cooperatively by two or more allied nations or a military operation carried out by coordination of sea, land, and air forces
covert operationAn intelligence operation so planned as to permit plausible denial by the sponsor
information gatheringThe act of collecting information
maneuver, manoeuvre, simulated military operationA military training exercise
mission, military missionAn operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters
naval campaignAn operation conducted primarily by naval forces in order to gain or extend or maintain control of the sea
offense, offence, offensiveThe action of attacking an enemy / enemy
peacekeeping, peacekeeping mission, peacekeeping operationThe activity of keeping the peace by military forces (especially when international military forces enforce a truce between hostile groups or nations)
psychological operation, psyopmilitary actions designed to influence the perceptions and attitudes of individuals, groups, and foreign governments
support, reinforcement, reenforcementA military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishmaniobra, operación
Catalanmaniobra, operació militar, operació

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