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strategy

noun strat·e·gy \-jē\

: 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

plural strat·e·gies

Full Definition of STRATEGY

1
a (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 conditions
b :  a variety of or instance of the use of strategy
2
a :  a careful plan or method :  a clever stratagem
b :  the art of devising or employing plans or stratagems toward a goal
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
STRATEGY Defined for Kids

strategy

noun strat·e·gy \ˈstra-tə-jē\
plural strat·e·gies

Definition of STRATEGY for Kids

:  a carefully developed plan or method for achieving a goal or the skill in developing and undertaking such a plan or method <We learned strategies for improving business.>
Medical Dictionary

strategy

noun strat·e·gy \ˈstrat-ə-jē\
plural strat·e·gies

Medical Definition of STRATEGY

:  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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