1. The intentional changing of an object in any of its physical or chemical
characteristics. 2. The assembly or disassembly of parts or objects. 3. The preparation of an object for another operation, transportation, inspection, or storage. 4. Planning, calculating, or the giving or receiving of information. 5. Military action using deployed forces. 6. A military action or the carrying out of a strategic, tactical, service, training, or administrative military mission; the process of carrying on combat, including movement, supply, attack, defense, and maneuvers needed to gain the objectives of any battle or campaign.