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area target[′er·ē·ə ¦tär·gət]
A target attacked by area bombing, consisting of an area such as an entire munitions factory, rather than a single building or similar point target.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A target consisting of an area rather than a single point. There, however, may be a number of individual targets or aiming points within an area target.
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