Definition of "tactic" []

  • An expedient for achieving a goal; a maneuver. (noun)
  • A piece of tactics; tactical move (noun)

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Use "tactic" in a sentence
  • "Forget the emotional content of this particular bill, this tactic is the most infantile, ridiculous approach a politician could take, and the lizard-brains on the right gobble it up."
  • "The prime time for this tactic is after a sunny warm front has baked the surface water for a few days."
  • "Among divorcing couples, this tactic is a way to keep one spouse from getting at the asset."