a war conducted with less than a nation’s total resources and restricted in aim to less than total defeat of the enemy.
a war restricted to a relatively small area of the world and involving few warring nations.
a war in which the belligerents do not seek the total destruction of the enemy, esp one in which nuclear weapons are deliberately not used
[lim-i-ter] /ˈlɪm ɪ tər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. Electronics. a device or circuit for the amplitude of a radio, telephone, or recording signal to some predetermined level. /ˈlɪmɪtə/ noun 1. an electronic circuit that produces an output signal whose positive or negative amplitude, or both, is limited to some predetermined […]
[lim-i-teez] /ˈlɪm ɪˌtiz/ noun 1. plural of . [lahy-mees] /ˈlaɪ mis/ noun, plural limites [lim-i-teez] /ˈlɪm ɪˌtiz/ (Show IPA) 1. a boundary, especially the fortified border or frontier of a country. 2. (initial capital letter) . 3. an ancient Roman frontier fortification. /ˈlaɪmiːz/ noun (pl) limites (ˈlɪmɪˌtiːz) 1. the fortified boundary of the Roman Empire […]
[lim-i-ting] /ˈlɪm ɪ tɪŋ/ adjective 1. serving to restrict or restrain; restrictive; confining. 2. Grammar. of the nature of a or a restrictive clause. [lim-it] /ˈlɪm ɪt/ noun 1. the final, utmost, or furthest boundary or point as to extent, amount, continuance, procedure, etc.: the limit of his experience; the limit of vision. 2. a […]
[lil-ee-turf] /ˈlɪl iˌtɜrf/ noun 1. . 2. .