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strat·e·gy

 (străt′ə-jē)
n. pl. strat·e·gies
1.
a. The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.
b. The science and art of military command as applied to the overall planning and conduct of large-scale combat operations.
2. A plan of action resulting from strategy or intended to accomplish a specific goal. See Synonyms at plan.
3. The art or skill of using stratagems in endeavors such as politics and business.

[French stratégie, from Greek stratēgiā, office of a general, from stratēgos, general; see stratagem.]
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strategy

(ˈstrætɪdʒɪ)
n, pl -gies
1. (Military) the art or science of the planning and conduct of a war; generalship
2. a particular long-term plan for success, esp in business or politics. Compare tactics2
3. a plan or stratagem
[C17: from French stratégie, from Greek stratēgia function of a general; see stratagem]
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strat•e•gy

(ˈstræt ɪ dʒi)

n., pl. -gies.
1. the science or art of planning and directing large-scale military movements and operations.
2. the use of or an instance of using this science or art.
3. the use of a stratagem.
4. a plan or method for achieving a specific goal: a strategy for getting ahead in the world.
[1680–90; < Greek stratēgía generalship =stratēg(ós) military commander (strat(ós) army + -ēgos n. derivative of ágein to lead)]
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strategy

The art and science of developing and employing instruments of national power in a synchronized and integrated fashion to achieve theater, national, and/or multinational objectives. See also military strategy; national strategy.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strategy - an elaborate and systematic plan of actionstrategy - an elaborate and systematic plan of action
plan of action - a plan for actively doing something
dodge, stratagem, contrivance - an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"
counterterrorism - a strategy intended to prevent or counter terrorism
game plan - (sports) a plan for achieving an objective in some sport
game plan - (figurative) a carefully thought out strategy for achieving an objective in war or politics or business or personal affairs; "newscasters speculated about the President's game plan for an invasion"
house of cards, bubble - a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control; "his proposal was nothing but a house of cards"; "a real estate bubble"
playbook - a scheme or set of strategies for conducting a business campaign or a political campaign; "they borrowed a page from the playbook of the opposition"
plot, secret plan, game - a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal); "they concocted a plot to discredit the governor"; "I saw through his little game from the start"
pyramid scheme - a fraudulent scheme in which people are recruited to make payments to the person who recruited them while expecting to receive payments from the persons they recruit; when the number of new recruits fails to sustain the hierarchical payment structure the scheme collapses with most of the participants losing the money they put in
waiting game - a strategy of delay
wheeze - (Briticism) a clever or amusing scheme or trick; "a clever wheeze probably succeeded in neutralizing the German espionage threat"
incentive program, incentive scheme - a formal scheme for inducing someone (as employees) to do something
2.strategy - the branch of military science dealing with military command and the planning and conduct of a war
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"
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strategy

noun
1. policy, procedure, planning, programme, approach, scheme, manoeuvring, grand design Community involvement is now integral to company strategy.
2. plan, approach, scheme, manoeuvring, grand design the basic principles of my strategy
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strategy

noun
A method for making, doing, or accomplishing something:
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Translations
إِسْتِراتِيجِيَّةفَن إدارَة الأمور
strategietaktika
strategihandlingsplan
strategiatoimintasuunnitelma
strategija
stratégiahadászat
herstjórnarlistskipulagssnilli
戦略戦術機略策略計略
전략
strategijastrateginisstrategiškaistrategas
stratēģija
stratégia
strategi
ยุทธวิธี
stratejibir işi yönetme sanatısavaş bilimi
chiến lược

strategy

[ˈstrætɪdʒɪ] Nestrategia f
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strategy

[ˈstrætədʒi] n
(= plan) → stratégie f
a strategy for doing sth → une stratégie pour faire qch
(MILITARY)stratégie f
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strategy

n
(Mil) → Strategie f; (Sport, fig) → Taktik f, → Strategie f
(= art of strategy, Mil) → Kriegskunst f; (fig)Taktieren nt
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strategy

[ˈstrætɪdʒɪ] n (also) (fig) → strategia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

strategy

(ˈstrӕtədʒi) plural ˈstrategies noun
1. the art of planning a campaign or large military operation. military strategy.
2. the art of, or a scheme for, managing an affair cleverly.
straˈtegic (-ˈtiː-) adjective
straˈtegically adverb
ˈstrategist noun
a person who is an expert in strategy.
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strategy

إِسْتِراتِيجِيَّة strategie strategi Strategie στρατηγική estrategia strategia stratégie strategija strategia 戦略 전략 strategie strategi strategia estratégia стратегия strategi ยุทธวิธี strateji chiến lược 战略
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"You must use a little strategy," said a Philosopher to whom the Successful Man of Business had reported the Thief's haughty reply.
In a few short years he revolutionized, not the strategy or tactics of sea-warfare, but the very conception of victory itself.
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At eight o'clock she crossed the room, handed a palm-leaf fan to her aunt Miranda, ostensibly that she might shade her eyes from the lamplight; but it was a piece of strategy that gave her an opportunity to whisper, "How about cookies?"
A new species of strategy has sprung out of this hunting and trapping competition.
Hunt in the expedition, and excelled on those points in which the other was deficient; for he had been ten years in the interior, in the service of the Northwest Company, and valued himself on his knowledge of "woodcraft," and the strategy of Indian trade and Indian warfare.
She must be contemplating some cunning strategy, I thought, and so I fought on secure in the belief that my divine princess stood close behind me.
Well, go on," he continued, returning to his hobby; "tell me how the Germans have taught you to fight Bonaparte by this new science you call 'strategy.'"