Which one is the correct one word for the sentence given below?

Group of military operations with a set purpose, usually in one area

"Mission" ? or "Campaign" ?

PS. Not clear by their meanings given in the dictionaries.

  • When it's not clear by the meanings in dictionaries, what did two or three dictionaries suggest, please? Jun 7, 2017 at 0:41

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A mission is narrow and specific in purpose. You go in, do a thing, and get out. A campaign is broader in purpose and less specific. You start a campaign that has missions in it.

From one of the more famous events of WWII:

The Invasion of Normandy was a campaign and Omaha Beach was a mission.

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