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
- 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
- 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 calculatedto achievesome end.
- adjective chemistry Describing a
polymerwhose repeat unitsare 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
The prime time for this tactic is after a sunny warm front has baked the surface water for a few days.
Forget the emotional content of this particular bill, this tactic is the most infantile, ridiculous approach a politician could take, and the lizard-brains on the right gobble it up.
Among divorcing couples, this tactic is a way to keep one spouse from getting at the asset.
Oh, and another typically conservative tactic is to co-opt the most successful movies as paeans to conservative cultural/political concepts.
Do you also know that the person in charge of this new PR tactic is none other than Ari Fleischer?
The arguing tactic is called "special pleading," and it's a dirty rhetorical trick indeed!
The Republican tactic is to raise objections because they never have anything positive to say themselves.
Whatever the rationale, Fox News ongoing witch hunt tactic is a proven loser.
Other analysts think Standard Chartered's analysis may be right, though they note that if China has, in fact, cut back on new Treasury purchases, it could be a short-term tactic—and it doesn't necessarily mean China is riding to Europe's rescue or wants to do so.
I have a very simple method for determining if a tactic is torture or not.