- When a little kid who doesn't want to go to bed keeps asking for another story or another drink of water, these requests are an example of stalling tactics.
- The branch of the military that comes together and devises operations and a plan of attack to achieve a strategic goal is an example of tactics.
Tactics are actions designed to accomplish some goal.
- [with sing. v.] the science of arranging and maneuvering military and naval forces in action or before the enemy, esp. (as distinguished from strategy) with reference to short-range objectives
- actions in accord with this science
- any methods used to gain an end; esp., skillful methods or procedure
Origin of tacticsClassical Greek (ta) taktika, literally , (the) matters of arrangement from taktikos, fit for arranging from tassein, to arrange, put in order from Indo-European base an unverified form t?g-, to set aright from source Classical Greek taxis, order
- a. used with a sing. verb The study of the most effective ways of securing objectives set by strategy, as in deploying and directing troops, ships, and aircraft against an enemy.b. used with a pl. verb Military actions or maneuvers used against an enemy: Guerrilla tactics were employed during most of the war.
- used with a sing. or pl. verb A procedure or set of maneuvers engaged in to achieve an end, an aim, or a goal.
Origin of tacticsNew Latin tactica from Greek taktika matters pertaining to arrangement or from Greek taktikē (tekhnē) (art) of deploying forces in war both from taktikos of order from taktos arranged from tassein tag- to arrange