Staging area
Frank Pierce
Discovery channel used the terms "staging area" and "base camp" as apparent synonyms. I have a feeling that there's a difference, but can't put my finger on what it is, although I could speculate.

Can the two terms be used as absolute synonyms or are they diluting the language?

AdSumADS
A "base camp" is an example of a "staging area*."

*"staging area" originated in 1943
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