(Can we verify(+) this etymology?) From Old French strategie, from Ancient Greek στρατηγία (stratēgia, “office of general, command, generalship”), from στρατηγός (stratēgos, “the leader or commander of an army, a general”), from στρατός (stratos, “army”) + ἄγω (ago, “I lead, I conduct”).
strategy (countable and uncountable; plural strategies)
- The science and art of military command as applied to the overall planning and conduct of warfare.
- A plan of action intended to accomplish a specific goal.
- 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 4, Lord Stranleigh Abroad:
- “I came down like a wolf on the fold, didn’t I ? Why didn’t I telephone ? Strategy, my dear boy, strategy. This is a surprise attack, and I’d no wish that the garrison, forewarned, should escape. …”
- (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) The art of using similar techniques in politics or business.
Usage notes 
- Verbs often used with "strategy": drive, follow, pursue, execute, implement, adopt, abandon, accept, reject.
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- (an art of using similar techniques in politics or business): tactics
science and art of military command
art of using similar techniques in politics or business
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