asymmetric warfare

or asymmetrical warfare

  1. warfare in which opposing groups or nations have unequal military resources, and the weaker opponent uses unconventional weapons and tactics, as terrorism, to exploit the vulnerabilities of the enemy.

Origin of asymmetric warfare

First recorded in 1990–95

Words Nearby asymmetric warfare Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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