Definition of Base of operations
1. Noun. Installation from which a military force initiates operations. "The attack wiped out our forward bases"
Specialized synonyms: Air Base, Air Station, Army Base, Firebase, Navy Base, Rocket Base
Generic synonyms: Military Installation
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
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Literary usage of Base of operations
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Treatise on International Law by William Edward Hall (1895)
"... as by a base of fitting out expeditions in it against a distant objective point, tion«. or by rendering it a general base of operations. ..."
2. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1885)
"... the junction a little lower down of the Mahananda and the Ganges would have prevented an invader from choosing such a circumscribed base of operations. ..."
3. The Conduct of War: A Short Treatise on Its Most Important Branches and by Colmar Goltz, George Francis Leverson (1908)
"The Base of Operations. The term " base of operations" used to imply a geographically hard and fast line, the possession of which was secured by special ..."
4. Once a Week by Eneas Sweetland Dallas (1860)
"That is, the further an army has to march, the broader must be the base of operations. A third rule is, that all operations must be on lines perpendicular ..."
5. Ten Years in Equatoria and the Return with Emin Pasha by Gaetano Casati (1891)
"... Atot and Gog—Their rivalry with the neighbouring Jur—Mohammed Mula, chief of the district—The base of operations against the slave.dealers— Productions ..."
6. A Treatise on International Public Law by Hannis Taylor (1901)
"Neutral territory not to be used as base of operations for warlike expeditions, military or naval.—A neutral state cannot permit its territory to be used as ..."