theater of operations

noun phrase

: the part of a theater of war in which active combat operations are conducted

Examples of theater of operations in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The European theater of operations' main area was in England, in that surrounding area outside of Birmingham, England, for the mail. Chris Klimek, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Sep. 2023 Putting it on an aircraft allows the missile to be rapidly deployed to a theater of operations. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, 5 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of theater of operations was in 1832

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“Theater of operations.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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