AskDefine | Define tactics

Dictionary Definition

tactics n : the branch of military science dealing with detailed maneuvers to achieve objectives set by strategy

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  1. The military science that deals with achieving the objectives set by strategy.
  2. Manoeuvres used against an enemy.
  3. The employment and ordered arrangement of forces in relation to each other.

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Extensive Definition

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

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