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tactics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction tac·tics \ˈtak-tiks\

Definition of tactics

  1. 1a :  the science and art of disposing and maneuvering forces in combatb :  the art or skill of employing available means to accomplish an end

  2. 2 :  a system or mode of procedure

  3. 3 :  the study of the grammatical relations within a language including morphology and syntax



Origin of tactics

New Latin tactica, plural, from Greek taktika, from neuter plural of taktikos of order, of tactics, fit for arranging, from tassein to arrange, place in battle formation


First Known Use: 1626



TACTICS Defined for Kids

tactics

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noun plural tac·tics \ˈtak-tiks\

Definition of tactics

  1. 1 :  the science and art of arranging and moving troops or warships for best use

  2. 2 :  a system or method for reaching a goal Hint: Tactics can be used as a singular or a plural in writing and speaking.





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