countertactics

plural noun coun·ter·tac·tics \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈtak-tiks \
variants: or counter-tactics

Definition of countertactics

1 plural in construction : the actions, methods, or strategies used to counter an opponent
  • Wellington knew that he had to find the countertactics that would deny Napoleon their operational benefits in battle.
  • —Alan Forrest
  • … the computer system that now allows New York police to pinpoint the location of every serious crime and focus their countertactics.
  • —Tom Morganthau and Vern E. Smith
  • Negotiators have developed countertactics to reduce their vulnerability when opponents mislead about their beliefs and preferences.
2 usually singular in construction : the science, art, or skill of countering an opponent's tactics
  • a master of countertactics

First Known Use of countertactics

1856

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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