Definition of strategy in English:


Line breaks: strat|egy
Pronunciation: /ˈstratɪdʒi

noun (plural strategies)

  • 2 [mass noun] The art of planning and directing overall military operations and movements in a war or battle: he was a genius when it came to military strategy Often contrasted with tactics (see tactic).
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    • Stalin felt that the key to victory was as much political and economic strategy as military.
    • In the current war, virtual warfare has become an explicit part of military strategy.
    • The same is true for military strategy, which does not only refer to army training.
    the art of war, military science, military tactics; generalship
  • 2.1 [count noun] A plan for directing overall military operations and movements: non-provocative defence strategies
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    • Could it be that a trade association run by bankers would adopt a military strategy of its own?
    • Attacking enemy strategies still requires a strategy of your own: who is likely to be your enemy?
    • He then developed a strategy for attacking the Hedjaz railway, the Turkish supply line.


early 19th century: from French stratégie, from Greek stratēgia 'generalship', from stratēgos (see stratagem).

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