What does strategy mean?

Definitions for strategy
ˈstræt ɪ dʒistrat·e·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scheme, strategynoun

    an elaborate and systematic plan of action

  2. strategynoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. strategynoun

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

  2. strategynoun

    A plan of action intended to accomplish a specific goal

  3. strategynoun

    The art of using similar techniques in politics or business

Wikipedia

  1. Strategy

    Strategy (from Greek στρατηγία stratēgia, "art of troop leader; office of general, command, generalship") is a general plan to achieve one or more long-term or overall goals under conditions of uncertainty. In the sense of the "art of the general", which included several subsets of skills including military tactics, siegecraft, logistics etc., the term came into use in the 6th century C.E. in Eastern Roman terminology, and was translated into Western vernacular languages only in the 18th century. From then until the 20th century, the word "strategy" came to denote "a comprehensive way to try to pursue political ends, including the threat or actual use of force, in a dialectic of wills" in a military conflict, in which both adversaries interact.Strategy is important because the resources available to achieve goals are usually limited. Strategy generally involves setting goals and priorities, determining actions to achieve the goals, and mobilizing resources to execute the actions. A strategy describes how the ends (goals) will be achieved by the means (resources). Strategy can be intended or can emerge as a pattern of activity as the organization adapts to its environment or competes. It involves activities such as strategic planning and strategic thinking.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 Henrik von Scheel defines the essence of strategy as the activities to deliver a unique mix of value – choosing to perform activities differently or to perform different activities than rivals. while Max McKeown (2011) argues that "strategy is about shaping the future" and is the human attempt to get to "desirable ends with available means". Vladimir Kvint defines strategy as "a system of finding, formulating, and developing a doctrine that will ensure long-term success if followed faithfully." Complexity theorists define strategy as the unfolding of the internal and external aspects of the organization that results in actions in a socio-economic context.

ChatGPT

  1. strategy

    A strategy refers to a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall goal. It involves the allocation of resources and decisions on how and where to use them in order to acquire desired outcomes. In various contexts, this can encompass tactics, method, scheme, or game plan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strategynoun

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

  2. Strategynoun

    the use of stratagem or artifice

  3. Etymology: [Gr. : cf. F. stratgie. See Stratagem.]

Wikidata

  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. strategy

    The science of the naval and military combinations which compel movements and battles, or the contrary, but not including the operations of actual battle, which belong to tactics.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. strategy

    Is defined by military writers to be the science of manœuvring an army out of fire of the enemy, as tactics is the art of managing it in battle or under fire. Strategy is the greater science, as including all those vast combinations which lead to the subsequent available displays of tactics.

Editors Contribution

  1. strategy

    A systematic plan of action to achieve a specific vision, goal, purpose, plan or project .

    The business strategy was easy, simple and possible.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2020  

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strategy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strategy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of strategy in a Sentence

  1. Jerome Biard:

    My strategy was to protect my distributors and help them empty their stocks at the end and beginning of the year, so we all agreed to sacrifice our margins.

  2. Craig Singleton:

    China is keen to exploit cleavages in our defenses to acquire information it considers sensitive and treating this issue as a pure law enforcement matter only plays to China's strategy, because doing so does not account for China's passive collection of information in support of its military aims.

  3. David Richards:

    The current strategy is essentially one of equipping and training others to do the hard stuff for us. I think that could work, but the scale of effort going into it is woefully insufficient, if you really want to get rid of them, we need to effectively get on a war footing.

  4. New York:

    Ted Cruz’s new campaign strategy: Scare tiny children.

  5. Dana Walden:

    We stepped up to a great deal that they very much deserve, who would you want more for your unscripted slate than the Kardashians? They perfectly symbolize our strategy, which is taking big shots, but the right shots, and betting on incredible talent and best-in-class opportunities in each genre.

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