noun (plural -gies) Etymology: Greek stratēgia generalship, from stratēgos Date: 1810 1. a. (1) the science and art of employing the political, economic, psychological, and military forces of a nation or group of nations to afford the maximum support to adopted policies in peace or war (2) the science and art of military command exercised to meet the enemy in combat under advantageous conditions b. a variety of or instance of the use of strategy 2. a. a careful plan or method ; a clever stratagem b. the art of devising or employing plans or stratagems toward a goal 3. an adaptation or complex of adaptations (as of behavior, metabolism, or structure) that serves or appears to serve an important function in achieving evolutionary success <
foraging strategies of insects

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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