area of operations

noun

: an area in which military operations are conducted
Its primary mission is to refuel active duty aircraft on operational missions in the Pacific area of operations.Congressional Documents and Publications, 22 Apr. 2010

Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of area of operations was in 1820

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“Area of operations.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/area%20of%20operations. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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