AskDefine | Define tactic

Dictionary Definition

tactic n : a plan for attaining a particular goal [syn: maneuver, manoeuvre]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A manoeuvre, or action calculated to achieve some end.



  1. Describing a polymer whose repeat units are identical

Extensive Definition

Tactic(s) may refer to:
tactic in Dutch: Tactiek
tactic in Japanese: Tactics
tactic in Simple English: Tactic

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

action, ad hoc measure, answer, art, artful dodge, artifice, blind, campaign, caper, chicanery, conspiracy, contrivance, countermove, coup, course of action, craft, cute trick, deceit, demarche, design, device, dodge, effort, engineering, expedient, fakement, feint, fetch, gambit, game, generalship, gimmick, grift, improvisation, intrigue, jugglery, jury-rig, jury-rigged expedient, knavery, last expedient, last resort, last shift, little game, makeshift, maneuver, means, measure, military operations, move, orchestration, pis aller, plan, plans, plot, ploy, racket, red herring, resort, resource, ruse, scheme, shake-up, shift, sleight, solution, step, stopgap, stratagem, strategy, stroke, stroke of policy, subterfuge, tactics, tactual, temporary expedient, trick, trickery, trump, wile, wily device, working hypothesis, working proposition
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