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war game

war game • n. a military exercise carried out to test or improve tactical expertise. ∎  a simulated military conflict carried out as a game, leisure activity, or exercise in personal development. • v. [tr.] (war-game) engage in (a campaign or course of action) using the strategies of such a military exercise: there seemed to be no point war-gaming an election 15 months away. DERIVATIVES: war-gam·er n.

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