from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An expedient for achieving a goal; a maneuver.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A manoeuvre, or action calculated to achieve some end.
  • adj. Describing a polymer whose repeat units are identical

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to military or naval tactics; hence, pertaining to, or characterized by, planning or maneuvering for the short term; -- contrasted with strategic, planning for the long term.
  • n. See tactics.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the motions of organisms in relation to external agents; exhibiting taxis.
  • Same as tactical.
  • n. A tactical system or method; the use or practice of tactics.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a plan for attaining a particular goal


French tactique, tactics, from Greek taktika; see tactics.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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