from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A plan or action for achieving a goal; a maneuver.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See tactics.
  • adjective 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal


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

[French tactique, tactics, from Greek taktika; see tactics.]


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