tac·​tics | \ˈtak-tiks \

Definition of tactics 

1a : the science and art of disposing and maneuvering forces in combat

b : the art or skill of employing available means to accomplish an end

2 : a system or mode of procedure

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

First Known Use of tactics

1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for 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

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noun plural
tac·​tics | \ˈtak-tiks \

Kids Definition of tactics

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

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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