Origin of tacticModern Latin tacticus from Classical Greek taktikos: see tactics
The definition of a tactic is a skillful way of doing something or making something happen.
An example of a tactic is the use of spreadsheets for organizing.
Biol. of, showing, or characteristic of taxis
- a detail or branch of tactics
Origin of tacticModern Latin tactica from Classical Greek taktik? (techn?), (art) of arranging: see tactics
of arrangement or system
A plan or action for achieving a goal; a maneuver.
Origin of tacticFrench tactique tactics from Greek taktika ; see tactics .
(comparative more tactic, superlative most tactic)
- He wasn't the first to use that tactic to intimidate her.
- The surprise tactic failed because one of the party planners let out the secret.
- They came up with a tactic to reach their destination in the fastest time possible.
- The players were upset when they failed to pull off their highly strategic tactic.
- Shannon tried to come up with a unique chess tactic that his opponents would not expect.