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tactic

División en sílabas: tac·tic
Pronunciación: /ˈtaktik
 
/

Definición de tactic en inglés:

sustantivo

1An action or strategy carefully planned to achieve a specific end.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Sinónimos
strategy, scheme, stratagem, plan, maneuver;
method, expedient, gambit, move, approach, tack;
informal wangle
archaic shift
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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Sinónimos
strategy, policy, campaign, battle plans, game plans, maneuvers, logistics;
generalship, organization, planning, direction, orchestration

Origen

mid 18th century: from modern Latin tactica, from Greek taktikē (tekhnē) '(art) of tactics', feminine of taktikos, from taktos 'ordered, arranged', from the base of tassein 'arrange'.

Derivados

tactician

1
Pronunciación: /takˈtiSHən/
sustantivo
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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