tactism

noun
tac·​tism | \ ˈtakˌtizəm \
plural -s

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History and Etymology for tactism

International Scientific Vocabulary tact- (from Greek taktos, verbal of tassein, tattein to arrange, order) + -ism

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“Tactism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tactism. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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