What does tactics mean?

Definitions for tacticsˈtæk tɪks

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tactics.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tactics(noun)

    the branch of military science dealing with detailed maneuvers to achieve objectives set by strategy

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

    a plan for attaining a particular goal


  1. tactics(Noun)

    The military science that deals with achieving the objectives set by strategy.

  2. tactics(Noun)

    Manoeuvres used against an enemy.

  3. tactics(Noun)

    The employment and ordered arrangement of forces in relation to each other.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tactics(noun)

    the science and art of disposing military and naval forces in order for battle, and performing military and naval evolutions. It is divided into grand tactics, or the tactics of battles, and elementary tactics, or the tactics of instruction

  2. Tactics(noun)

    hence, any system or method of procedure


  1. Tactics

    Tactics is a Japanese visual novel studio which specializes in the development of dating sim and eroge style games. Tactics is actually a branch of the joint company Nexton. Their debut release was a game entitled Dōsei in mid-1997, followed by Moon. in the same year, and One: Kagayaku Kisetsu e in 1998. The last two games were met with much praise from the Japanese community. While the studio was still in its early years, the core team of both Moon and One broke off and began their own company, Key, in 1998. Tactics continued to release games despite this sudden change in staff. In 2009, Tactics became two separate brands: Tactics Luxury and Tactics*Latte. In 2011, the Tactics brand shut down and the two brands became independent.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tactics

    tak′tiks, n.sing. the science or art of manœuvring military and naval forces in the presence of the enemy: way or method of proceeding.—adjs. Tac′tic, -al, pertaining to tactics.—adv. Tac′tically.—n. Tacti′cian, one skilled in tactics. [Gr. taktikē (technē, art, understood), art of arranging men in a field of battle—tassein, taxein, to arrange.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. tactics

    The employment and ordered arrangement of forces in relation to each other. See also procedures; techniques. (CJCSI 5120.02)


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tactics in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tactics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Derek Laney:

    They have been changing up the tactics.

  2. Chuck Grassley:

    I am no stranger to political pressure and to strong-arm tactics.

  3. John Hume:

    We are losing rhino, we are losing the war. We have to change our tactics.

  4. John McCain:

    Such smear tactics should not be tolerated and deserve an emphatic response.

  5. Kevin McCarthy:

    We have difference of opinion on strategy and tactics, but on principle we are united.

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