What does strategy mean?

Definitions for strategy
ˈstræt ɪ dʒistrat·e·gy

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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

Wiktionary

  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

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

  2. Strategy(noun)

    the use of stratagem or artifice

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

Freebase

  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. Shaq Mohajerani:

    It's a difficult time at the moment, and the policy uncertainty is the main cause of it, we're still considering all options on how to proceed. The parent company will provide us with the strategy.

  2. Hiroaki Mutou:

    It will be difficult for the BOJ to discuss policy normalization or an exit strategy for the moment as risks from global economies are rising, the central bank will likely save easing measures for later and it will examine how the Fed policy movement will be and how it will likely impact the yen.

  3. Seema Gupta:

    This seems to be a face-saving strategy to say something to the court.

  4. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi:

    We do not agree on the need of intervening (in Syria)without a strategy for what comes next because we have seen what happened in Libya, we cannot trust in instinctive, emotional, short-term reactions.

  5. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn:

    The strategy that John Allen was in charge of … it’s a failed strategy.

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