Definitions for tacticˈtæk tɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tac•ticˈtæk tɪk(n.)

  1. Category: Military

    Ref: tactics (def. 1). 1

  2. a system or a detail of tactics.

    Category: Military

  3. a plan, procedure, or expedient for promoting a desired end.

  4. (adj.)of or pertaining to arrangement or order; tactical.

Origin of tactic:

1560–70; < NL tacticus < Gk taktikós fit for arranging or ordering =tag-, base of tássein to arrange, put in order +-tikos -tic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tactic, tactics, maneuver, manoeuvre(noun)

    a plan for attaining a particular goal

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tactic(noun)ˈtæk tɪk

    a particular way to achieve a goal

    military tactics; a marketing tactic for attracting young people; the team with the tactical advantage; Tactically, he is a great player.


  1. tactic(Noun)

    A manoeuvre, or action calculated to achieve some end.

  2. tactic(Adjective)

    Describing a polymer whose repeat units are identical

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tactic(adj)

    alt. of Tactical

  2. Tactic(noun)

    see Tactics


  1. Tactic

    A tactic is a conceptual action implemented as one or more specific tasks. The term is common in business and military usage, as well as in chess, sports, and protests.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tactic' in Nouns Frequency: #1982

Anagrams of tactic

  1. tic tac, tic-tac

  2. Tic tac

  3. Tic-tac

Translations for tactic

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


of or concerned with tactics or successful planning

a tactical advantage.

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