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strat·e·gy

strategy

 
 
pronunciation:
strae t ji
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: strategies
definition 1: a plan, method, or series of actions designed to achieve a specific goal or effect.
It's not hard to beat him at chess because he always uses the same strategy.Their business strategy included selling their products at a slightly cheaper price than their competitors.John's getting a puppy and walking it in the park was an effective strategy for meeting women.
 
synonyms:
game plan, plan, scheme
similar words:
design, game, maneuver, path, tactic
definition 2: comprehensive planning of large military, or military-like, movements and operations in conducting warfare or engaging in competition.
The commander is discussing strategy with his generals.He knows how all the pieces move in chess, but he doesn't understand strategy yet.
similar words:
tactics
definition 3: the use of a stratagem or stratagems.
synonyms:
maneuvering
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