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Definition of "strategy" []

  • The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war. (noun)
  • The science and art of military command as applied to the overall planning and conduct of large-scale combat operations. (noun)
  • A plan of action resulting from strategy or intended to accomplish a specific goal. See Synonyms at plan. (noun)
  • The art or skill of using stratagems in endeavors such as politics and business. (noun)

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.

Use "strategy" in a sentence
  • "The goal of this ploy the term strategy does not apply here is not to improve odds of winning, but instead to create a safety net for “Rusty”—the player who claims to be “out of practice” and who predicts his own defeat."
  • "Thus, we shall use the term strategy formation in the rest of this book, not because strategies have to be purely emergent but simply to allow for the fact that they can be, or, more realistically, almost inevitably partially are."
  • "This weird Palin strategy is right out of the Rove\Repub play book."