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tactic

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noun tac·tic \ˈtak-tik\

Definition of tactic

  1. 1 :  a device for accomplishing an end

  2. 2 :  a method of employing forces in combat

Examples of tactic in a sentence

  1. an effective tactic for solving crimes

  2. We may need to change tactics.

  3. a specialist in naval tactics

Origin and Etymology of tactic

New Latin tactica, from Greek taktikē, from feminine of taktikos


First Known Use: 1640


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tactic

adjective tac·tic

Definition of tactic

  1. :  of or relating to arrangement or order

Origin and Etymology of tactic

New Latin tacticus, from Greek taktikos


First Known Use: 1871


-tactic

adjective combining form tac·tic

Definition of -tactic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or having (such) an arrangement or pattern paratactic

  2. 2 :  showing orientation or movement directed by a (specified) force or agent geotactic

Origin and Etymology of -tactic

Greek taktikos



TACTIC Defined for English Language Learners

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tactic

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noun tac·tic \ˈtak-tik\

Definition of tactic for English Language Learners

  • : an action or method that is planned and used to achieve a particular goal

  • tactics : the activity or skill of organizing and moving soldiers and equipment in a military battle


TACTIC Defined for Kids

tactic

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noun tac·tic \ˈtak-tik\

Definition of tactic for Students

  1. :  a planned action for some purpose “All that kid does is cry and he gets his way.” … “If I tried that tactic, my parents would just say, ‘Grow up.’ …” — Pam Zollman, Don't Bug Me!


Medical Dictionary

tactic

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adjective tac·tic \ˈtak-tik\

Medical Definition of tactic

  1. 1:  regular in structure of repeating units in a polymer

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or showing biological taxis



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