Tactics meaning

tăktĭks
Tactics are actions designed to accomplish some goal.

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.

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A procedure or set of maneuvers engaged in to achieve an end, an aim, or a goal.
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Any methods used to gain an end; esp., skillful methods or procedure.
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(military) The military science that deals with achieving the objectives set by strategy.
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(military) Manoeuvres used against an enemy.
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(military) The employment and ordered arrangement of forces in relation to each other.
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Plural form of tactic.
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Origin of tactics

  • New 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

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