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.
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
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