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Definition of "tactics" []

  • The military science that deals with securing objectives set by strategy, especially the technique of deploying and directing troops, ships, and aircraft in effective maneuvers against an enemy: Tactics is a required course at all military academies. (noun)
  • Maneuvers used against an enemy: Guerrilla tactics were employed during most of the war. (noun)
  • A procedure or set of maneuvers engaged in to achieve an end, an aim, or a goal. (noun)
  • The art and science of the detailed direction and control of movement or manoeuvre of forces in battle to achieve an aim or task

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The manoeuvres used or plans followed to achieve a particular short-term aim

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Use "tactics" in a sentence
  • "Although America all the way back to God is the end game, short term "tactics" involving the Christian right are needed to get there."
  • "President Obama said Syria has followed its ally Iran and sought assistance from Tehran in what he termed the "tactics of suppression.""
  • "Have both a long term strategy and short term tactics in mind as you foster your networks and decide who try to influence and what influence you will accept from others."