AskDefine | Define interdiction

Dictionary Definition



1 authoritative prohibition
2 a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity [syn: interdict]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. the act of interdicting or something interdicted
  2. the destruction of an enemy's military potential before it can be used



interdiction f
  1. ban, interdiction

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Extensive Definition

The purpose of interdiction is to delay, disrupt, or destroy enemy forces or supplies en route to the battle area. A distinction is often made between strategic and tactical interdiction. The former refers to operations whose effects are broad and long-term; tactical operations are designed to affect events rapidly and in a localized area.
interdiction in Japanese: 阻止攻撃
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