element of surprise
Definition of element of surprise
: the unexpected or surprising character of something The attackers were relying on the element of surprise.
Word by Word Definitions
: any of the four substances air, water, fire, and earth formerly believed to compose the physical universe
: weather conditions
: violent or severe weather
: an attack made without warning
: a taking unawares
: something that surprises
: to attack unexpectedly
: to capture by an unexpected attack
: to take unawares
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