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war game

n.
1. An often physical or electronic simulation of a military operation involving two or more forces and using rules, data, and procedures designed to depict an actual or assumed situation.
2. A simulation of a proposed plan of action or a strategy, intended to test its validity when challenged.
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war game

n
1. (Military) a notional tactical exercise for training military commanders, in which no military units are actually deployed
2. (Games, other than specified) a game in which model soldiers are used to create battles, esp past battles, in order to study tactics
vb
(Military) (intr) to prepare for battle by considering possible tactics and enemy responses
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n.
Often, war games.a simulated military operation carried out to test the validity of a plan or theory.
[1820–30]
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war game

A simulation, by whatever means, of a military operation involving two or more opposing forces using rules, data, and procedures designed to depict an actual or assumed real life situation.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.war game - a simulation of a military operation intended to train military commanders or to demonstrate a situation or to test a proposed strategywar game - a simulation of a military operation intended to train military commanders or to demonstrate a situation or to test a proposed strategy
simulation - the act of imitating the behavior of some situation or some process by means of something suitably analogous (especially for the purpose of study or personnel training)
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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