Definition of tactic in English:
1An action or strategy carefully planned to achieve a specific end.
- His tactic is to approach strangers asking for money, often bursting into tears.
- A favourite tactic is to slowly move up and down the platform quietly expelling air.
- I think it's just a deliberate tactic they use to keep the game at their pace.
1.1 (tactics) [also treated as singular] The art of disposing armed forces in order of battle and of organizing operations, especially during contact with an enemy. Often contrasted with strategy.
- British tactics as well as strategy tended to err on the side of caution, American on the side of rashness.
- If you want to beat your enemy, you must know your enemy and study the tactics of your enemy.
- His victory was not marked by a surrender but by a change of enemy tactics.
- Example sentences
- That's up to the military and our strategists and tacticians.
- The exercise has become a rather litigious one as high-ranking commanders find themselves surrounded not only by strategists, tacticians, and intelligence officers, but by legal counsel as well.
- The war's history had been revised so that Stalin was no longer portrayed as the great strategist and tactician, with the generals merely his executives.
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