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limited war Syllabification: lim·it·ed war

Definition of limited war in English:


A war in which the weapons used, the nations or territory involved, or the objectives pursued are restricted in some way, in particular one in which the use of nuclear weapons is avoided.
Example sentences
  • After Kargil, India invented the notion of a limited war between nuclear weapon states.
  • In Vietnam, our civilian and military leaders never resolved the basic contradiction in their respective approaches to the war - that is, of pursuing a limited war with immense military means.
  • Whether it is deterrence, proxy war, guerrilla warfare, or limited war, it is war all the same.
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