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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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strategynoun

    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. Strategynoun

    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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  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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  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. Ian Giles:

    There may be simple capacity reasons as to why they are sharing the workload between a number of law firms, but there is also value to seeking a second opinion, reconsidering strategy, and bringing new ideas to the table.

  2. Bruce Klingner:

    Japan relied on a strategy of quickly identifying clusters of new cases and then imposing containment measures to prevent a larger outbreak, with relatively low numbers of COVID cases in Japan, there has been less international focus on the governments response than on South Koreas energetic testing program. While Seouls actions have been described as the gold standard for the world, Japan adopted a less energetic, critics would assert lackadaisical, testing, and closure strategy.

  3. onlineibusiness:

    Reputation Management - The Classic Strategy to Success: The internet has given the power of knowledge to customers. Customers just need to enter your name in the search engine such as Google and they will get information about your business. This information can be in the form of your official website link and/or customer/product reviews. The customers find this information very useful as it aids them in decision making and reducing their risk while shopping. As this information influences the customers in your favor or against you, it can quickly become a major hurdle for your business. Therefore, it is important to manage your online reputation when you are dealing with online public relations. All business persons realize the power of Word of Mouth (WOM). Just one customer spreading bad WOM about you can ruin any strongly created image built through extensive marketing campaigns. WOM, especially negative WOM spreads like the wildfire spreads in a forest. A customer's negative posts about your business will surely damage your image;…

  4. White House spokesman Josh Earnest:

    It is a matter, however, of the president's desire to send a very clear signal to the people of this country, to our allies, and to our enemies that the United States of America and our political system is united behind the strategy.

  5. Carla Minet:

    That public policy is a contradiction with its public relations strategy that proclaims transparency, we ask( Puerto RicoPuerto Rico Gov. Ricardo) Rosselló to finally deliver the information without further excuses.

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