tactic

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek τακτικός (taktikós, fit for ordering), from τάσσω (tássō, to order, to arrange).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtæktɪk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æktɪk

Noun[edit]

tactic (plural tactics)

  1. A maneuver, or action calculated to achieve some end.
    Synonyms: scheme, stratagem, plan, maneuver, course of action
    Coordinate term: strategy
  2. (military) A maneuver used against an enemy.

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tactic (comparative more tactic, superlative most tactic)

  1. (dated, military) Tactical; of or relating to the art of military and naval tactics.
    Synonym: tactical
    • Thomas Campbell
      But time will teach the Russ, ev'n conquering War
      Has handmaid arts: aye, aye, the Russ will woo
      All sciences that speed Bellona's car,
      All murder's tactic arts, and win them too []
  2. (chemistry) Describing a polymer whose repeat units are identical.

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