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tac·tics

 (tăk′tĭks)
n.
1.
a. (used with a sing. verb) The study of the most effective ways of securing objectives set by strategy, as in deploying and directing troops, ships, and aircraft against an enemy.
b. (used with a pl. verb) Military actions or maneuvers used against an enemy: Guerrilla tactics were employed during most of the war.
2. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) A procedure or set of maneuvers engaged in to achieve an end, an aim, or a goal.

[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.]

tactics

(ˈtæktɪks)
pl n
1. (Military) (functioning as singular) military the art and science of the detailed direction and control of movement or manoeuvre of forces in battle to achieve an aim or task
2. (Military) the manoeuvres used or plans followed to achieve a particular short-term aim
[C17: from New Latin tactica, from Greek ta taktika the matters of arrangement, neuter plural of taktikos concerning arrangement or order, from taktos arranged (for battle), from tassein to arrange]
tacˈtician n

tac•tics

(ˈtæk tɪks)

n.
1. (used with a sing. v.) the science or art of deploying military or naval forces and maneuvering them in battle.
2. (used with a pl. v.) the maneuvers themselves.
3. (used with a pl. v.) any maneuvers for gaining advantage.
[1620–30; < Greek taktikḗ]

tactics

The employment and ordered arrangement of forces in relation to each other. See also procedures; techniques.

tactics

1. the art or science of disposing or managing military forces to best advantage against the enemy.
2. a skill or resource management in other contexts.
See also: War
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tactics - the branch of military science dealing with detailed maneuvers to achieve objectives set by strategytactics - the branch of military science dealing with detailed maneuvers to achieve objectives set by strategy
military science - the discipline dealing with the principles of warfare
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
2.tactics - a plan for attaining a particular goaltactics - a plan for attaining a particular goal
plan of action - a plan for actively doing something
Translations
تَكْتِيكتَكْتيكات حَرْبِيَّه
taktika
taktik
taktiikka
taktika
taktika
herkænska
戦術
전술
taktikataktikastaktikos sumetimaistaktinis
taktika
taktika
taktik
ยุทธวิธี
chiến thuật

tactics

[ˈtæktɪks] NPL (gen) (Mil) → táctica fsing
to change tacticscambiar de táctica
delaying tacticstácticas fpl dilatorias
scare tacticstácticas fpl para infundir miedo

tactics

n sing (= art, science, Mil) → Taktik f; (fig also)Taktiken pl

tactics

[ˈtæktɪks] n & npltattica
strong-arm tactics → le maniere forti

tactics

(ˈtӕktiks) noun plural
(sometimes in singular) the art of arranging troops, warships etc during a battle, in order to win or gain an advantage over one's opponents. They planned their tactics for the election/game/meeting.
ˈtactical adjective
of or concerned with tactics or successful planning. a tactical advantage.
ˈtactically adverb
tacˈtician (-ˈtiʃən) noun
a person who is good at tactics or successful planning.

tactics

تَكْتِيك taktika taktik Taktik τακτική táctica taktiikka tactique taktika tattica 戦術 전술 tactiek taktikk taktyka tática тактика taktik ยุทธวิธี taktik chiến thuật 战术
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Miss Ophelia was old, and skilled in the tactics of nursing.
He resolved to try the confusing effect on the housekeeper of a complete change of tactics before she had time to press her advantage and attack him in the dark.
Singlehanded, I could not have pursued better tactics, for the red men, convinced by sudden surprise that not less than a regiment of regulars was upon them, turned and fled in every direction for their bows, arrows, and rifles.
He began as he always did begin in such cases, for there had been such cases already, there had been attempts (and it may be observed I knew all this beforehand, I knew his nasty tactics by heart).
Lord de Winter adopted the same tactics as Milady, thinking that as his sister-in-law employed them they must be the best.
And although a complete proof of this latter cannot be shown, nevertheless there was some evidence of it at the battle of Ravenna, when the Spanish infantry were confronted by German battalions, who follow the same tactics as the Swiss; when the Spaniards, by agility of body and with the aid of their shields, got in under the pikes of the Germans and stood out of danger, able to attack, while the Germans stood helpless, and, if the cavalry had not dashed up, all would have been over with them.
Their mode of approach, to one not acquainted with the tactics and ceremonies of this rude chivalry of the wilderness, had an air of direct hostility.
With a sudden revulsion of feeling and tactics, he determined to throw himself, at once, into the penitent and candid.
In a few short years he revolutionized, not the strategy or tactics of sea-warfare, but the very conception of victory itself.
David, with an inward groan, changed his tactics, and walked on as fast as he could.
The native impulse to give truth in return for truth, to meet trust with frank confession, must be suppressed, and duty was becoming a question of tactics.
You speak of Waterloo; your Wellington ought to have been conquered there, according to Napoleon; but he persevered in spite of the laws of war, and was victorious in defiance of military tactics.

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