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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