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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: tactica, from Greek taktika, from tassein 'to arrange, place in battle formation'

tactic

noun
     
tac‧tic [countable]
1 a method that you use to achieve something:
a tactic employed to speed up the peace process
Republicans accuse Democrats of using delaying tactics (=something you do in order to give yourself more time) to prevent a final vote on the bill.
Shock tactics are being used in an attempt to stop drink drivers.
2

tactics

[plural] the science of arranging and moving military forces in a battle

➔ strong-arm tactics

at strong-arm

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