strategy

noun
strat·​e·​gy | \ ˈstra-tə-jē How to pronounce strategy (audio) \
plural strategies

Definition of strategy

1a(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
2a : 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 in a Sentence

They are proposing a new strategy for treating the disease with a combination of medications. The government is developing innovative strategies to help people without insurance get medical care. a specialist in campaign strategy
Recent Examples on the Web Milena Marku, manager of EV strategy and programs at DTE, said the EV ride and drive program launched in 2019 but had to be put on hold because of COVID-19. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, 26 June 2022 This is part of an overall strategy to appeal to a broad, but loyal, audience and increase engagement on board. Ramsey Qubein, Forbes, 26 June 2022 The article details how Resch, the Suns' vice president of basketball strategy and evaluation, came out to General Manager James Jones, who is considered a mentor of his, this past winter and then later to the team staff. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 25 June 2022 By 2019, proponents of the incremental strategy for undoing Roe were losing to those who wanted the frontal attack. New York Times, 25 June 2022 The last decade of online business strategy has had CEOs prioritizing scale and the ever-quickening growth of their monthly-active-user base to fuel monetization based on ad impressions. Maritza Johnson, Fortune, 24 June 2022 Last week, the Fed introduced a three-quarters of a percentage point jump, its largest increase since 1994, as part of an aggressive strategy to rein in decades-high inflation. Yiwen Lu, Washington Post, 23 June 2022 This epidemic of misidentification is rooted in the lack of a national patient identification strategy. Wylecia Wiggs Harris And Tom Cox, STAT, 23 June 2022 The program is supported by the Cavaliers and is part of Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb’s violence-prevention strategy. Marc Bona, cleveland, 23 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of strategy

1779, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

History and Etymology for strategy

Greek stratēgia generalship, from stratēgos

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29 Jun 2022

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“Strategy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strategy. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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strategy

noun
strat·​e·​gy | \ ˈstra-tə-jē How to pronounce strategy (audio) \
plural strategies

Kids Definition of strategy

: 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.

strategy

noun
strat·​e·​gy | \ ˈstrat-ə-jē How to pronounce strategy (audio) \
plural strategies

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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