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strategy

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noun strat·e·gy \-jē\

Simple Definition of strategy

  • : a careful plan or method for achieving a particular goal usually over a long period of time

  • : the skill of making or carrying out plans to achieve a goal

Full Definition of strategy

plural strat·e·gies

  1. 1a (1) :  the science and art of employing the political, economic, psychological, and military forces of a nation or group of nations to afford the maximum support to adopted policies in peace or war (2) :  the science and art of military command exercised to meet the enemy in combat under advantageous conditionsb :  a variety of or instance of the use of strategy

  2. 2a :  a careful plan or method :  a clever stratagemb :  the art of devising or employing plans or stratagems toward a goal

  3. 3 :  an adaptation or complex of adaptations (as of behavior, metabolism, or structure) that serves or appears to serve an important function in achieving evolutionary success <foraging strategies of insects>

Examples of strategy

  1. They are proposing a new strategy for treating the disease with a combination of medications.

  2. The government is developing innovative strategies to help people without insurance get medical care.

  3. a specialist in campaign strategy



Origin of strategy

Greek stratēgia generalship, from stratēgos


First Known Use: 1810


Medical Dictionary

strategy

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noun strat·e·gy \ˈstrat-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of strategy

plural strat·e·gies

  1. :  an adaptation or complex of adaptations (as of behavior, metabolism, or structure) that serves or appears to serve an important function in achieving evolutionary success






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