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tactics

tac·tics

tactics

pronunciation:
taek tihks
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part of speech: plural noun
definition 1: (usu. used with a sing. verb) the science of maneuvering military forces against an enemy.
 
synonyms:
campaign, maneuver, strategy
similar words:
march, movement
definition 2: (used with a pl. verb) the maneuvers so used.
synonyms:
campaign, maneuver, operation
similar words:
action, move
definition 3: (used with a pl. verb) skillful maneuvers for any kind of advantage.
His tactics for getting a raise were good.
synonyms:
gambit, maneuver, move, ploy
similar words:
device, dodge, machination, ruse, scheme, wile
Word Parts
The word tactics contains the following parts:
tax, taxo Greek root that means arrangement, order
-ics Greek noun-forming suffix that means science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
synonyms:
-logy, -ology