Strategy Strat"e*gy, n. [Gr. ?: cf. F. strat['e]gie. See {Stratagem}.] 1. The science of military command, or the science of projecting campaigns and directing great military movements; generalship. [1913 Webster]

2. The use of stratagem or artifice. [1913 Webster]

3. a plan of action encompassing the methods to be adopted from beginning to end of a task or endeavor, focussing on the general methods; -- contrasted with tactics, which is a plan for accomplishing subgoals of lesser extent than the primary goal. Thus, a strategy is a plan for winning a war, and a tactic is a plan for winning a battle.

4. Biol. A behavior evolved and exhibited by a living organism to accomplish some important goal, as a foraging strategy. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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