Strategy definition

strătə-jē
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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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A plan of action resulting from strategy or intended to accomplish a specific goal.
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The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.
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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.

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Any carefully devised plan of action.

A marketing strategy.

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The science and art of military command as applied to the overall planning and conduct of large-scale combat operations.
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The science of planning and directing large-scale military operations, specif. (as distinguished from ) of maneuvering forces into the most advantageous position prior to actual engagement with the enemy.
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A stratagem or the artful use of stratagems.
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A plan or action based on this.
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The art of using similar techniques in politics or business.
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The art or skill of using stratagems in endeavors such as politics and business.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
strategy
Plural:
strategies

Origin of strategy

  • French stratégie from Greek stratēgiā office of a general from stratēgos general stratagem

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French stratégie, from Latin strategia, from Ancient Greek στρατηγία (stratÄ“gia, “office of general, command, generalship"), from στρατηγός (stratÄ“gos, “the leader or commander of an army, a general"), from στρατός (stratos, “army") + ἄγω (ago, “I lead, I conduct").

    From Wiktionary