Definitions for Strategyˈstræt ɪ dʒi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

strat•e•gyˈstræt ɪ dʒi(n.)(pl.)-gies.

  1. the science or art of planning and directing large-scale military movements and operations.

    Category: Military

  2. the use of or an instance of using this science or art.

    Category: Military

  3. the use of a stratagem.

  4. a plan or method for achieving a specific goal:

    a strategy for getting ahead in the world.

Origin of strategy:

1680–90; < Gk stratēgía generalship =stratēg(ós) military commander (strat(ós) army +-ēgos n. der. of ágein to lead)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scheme, strategy(noun)

    an elaborate and systematic plan of action

  2. strategy(noun)

    the branch of military science dealing with military command and the planning and conduct of a war

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. strategy(noun)ˈstræt ɪ dʒi

    a detailed plan for achieving sth

    the strategy for winning the war; a strategy to secure cyberspace

  2. strategyˈstræt ɪ dʒi

    the process of planning sth

    The game is all about strategy.; economic strategy


  1. strategy(Noun)

    The science and art of military command as applied to the overall planning and conduct of warfare

  2. strategy(Noun)

    A plan of action intended to accomplish a specific goal

  3. strategy(Noun)

    The art of using similar techniques in politics or business

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strategy(noun)

    the science of military command, or the science of projecting campaigns and directing great military movements; generalship

  2. Strategy(noun)

    the use of stratagem or artifice


  1. Strategy

    Strategy is a high level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty. Strategy is important because the resources available to achieve these goals are usually limited. Strategy is also about attaining and maintaining a position of advantage over adversaries through the successive exploitation of known or emergent possibilities rather than committing to any specific fixed plan designed at the outset. Henry Mintzberg from McGill University defined strategy as "a pattern in a stream of decisions" to contrast with a view of strategy as planning while Max McKeown argues that "strategy is about shaping the future" and is the human attempt to get to "desirable ends with available means".

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. strategy

    A prudent idea or set of ideas for employing the instruments of national power in a synchronized and integrated fashion to achieve theater, national, and/or multinational objectives.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Strategy' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1708

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Strategy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1734

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Strategy' in Nouns Frequency: #527

Translations for Strategy

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the art of planning a campaign or large military operation

military strategy.

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