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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy.

Usage examples (32)
  • When neither enemy deployment nor the terrain favors encirclement, that is --
  • The encirclement is a deep flanking maneuver (related to the tactical-level envelopment, but on a larger scale).
  • The notion of "encirclement," in fact, is a current commonplace, even if that isn't the term used today.
  • India is increasingly alarmed by this strategic development, which it claims is part of China's growing "encirclement" of India. for more
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