- Strategy is defined as a plan of action.
An example of a strategy is the soccer team using a specific play from their coach in order to win.
- The definition of strategy is a military plan for positioning troops for battle.
An example of strategy is the general’s order for his troops to move south towards the enemy line.
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- the science of planning and directing large-scale military operations, specif. (as distinguished from tactics) of maneuvering forces into the most advantageous position prior to actual engagement with the enemy
- a plan or action based on this
- skill in managing or planning, esp. by using stratagems
- a stratagem or artful means to some end
Origin: Fr stratégie from Glassical Greek stratēgia, generalship from stratēgos: see stratagem
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noun pl. strat·e·gies
- a. The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.b. The science and art of military command as applied to the overall planning and conduct of large-scale combat operations.
- A plan of action resulting from strategy or intended to accomplish a specific goal. See Synonyms at plan.
- The art or skill of using stratagems in endeavors such as politics and business.
Origin: French stratégie, from Greek stratēgiā, office of a general, from stratēgos, general; see stratagem.