theater of war
Defined by the National Command Authorities or the geographic combatant commander, the area of air, land, and water that is, or may become, directly involved in the conduct of the war. A theater of war does not normally encompass the geographic combatant commander

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • theater of war — noun the entire land, sea, and air area that may become or is directly involved in war operations • Syn: ↑theatre of war • Hypernyms: ↑region • Part Meronyms: ↑field, ↑field of operations, ↑theater, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • theater of war — the entire area in which ground, sea, and air forces may become directly employed in war operations, including the theater of operations and the zone of interior. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • theater of war — Date: circa 1890 the entire land, sea, and air area that is or may become involved directly in war operations …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • theater of war — battlefield, location where war is taking place …   English contemporary dictionary

  • theater of war — noun The area in which armed conflict takes place …   Wiktionary

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  • theater of operations — noun a region in which active military operations are in progress the army was in the field awaiting action he served in the Vietnam theater for three years • Syn: ↑field, ↑field of operations, ↑theater, ↑theatre, ↑theatre of operations …   Useful english dictionary

  • theater of operations — A subarea within a theater of war defined by the geographic combatant commander required to conduct or support specific combat operations. Different theaters of operations within the same theater of war will normally be geographically separate… …   Military dictionary

  • theater of operations — Date: 1868 the part of a theater of war in which active combat operations are conducted …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • theater of operations — the part of the theater of war, including a combat zone and a communications zone, that is engaged in military operations and their support. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

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