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Topic: MILITARY

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Greek
Origin: strategia 'art of leading an army', from strategos; STRATAGEM

strategy

noun
     
strat‧e‧gy W2 plural strategies
1 [countable] a planned series of actions for achieving something:
the government's long-term economic strategy
strategy for doing something
a strategy for dealing with crime
strategy to do something
a strategy to attract younger audiences to jazz
2PM [uncountable and countable] the skill of planning the movements of armies in a war, or an example of this:
military strategies
It is the general's role to develop overall strategy.
3 [uncountable] skilful planning in general:
The company must first resolve questions of strategy.
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