Posted by: Costin | March 21, 2011

out of the box thinking

war

Pronunciation:/wɔː/

noun

  • a state of armed conflict between different countries or different groups within a country: Japan declared war on Germany the two countries were at war for the next eight years[count noun] : I fought in two wars
  • a state of competition or hostility between different people or groups: she was at war with her parents[count noun] :a price war among tour operators
  • a sustained campaign against an undesirable situation or activity: the authorities are waging war against smuggling[count noun] :a war on drugs

invasion

Pronunciation:/ɪnˈveɪʒ(ə)n/

noun

  • an instance of invading a country or region with an armed force: Napoleon’s disastrous invasion of Russia in 1812[mass noun] :in 1546 England had to be defended from invasion
  • an incursion by a large number of people or things into a place or sphere of activity: there was a brief pitch invasion when Sunderland scored
  • an unwelcome intrusion into another’s domain: random drug testing of employees is an unwarranted invasion of privacy

as per http://www.oxforddictionaries.com

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