Definition of Tactics

1. Noun. The branch of military science dealing with detailed maneuvers to achieve objectives set by strategy.

Generic synonyms: Military Science
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Derivative terms: Tactical, Tactician

2. Noun. A plan for attaining a particular goal.
Exact synonyms: Maneuver, Manoeuvre, Tactic
Generic synonyms: Plan Of Action
Derivative terms: Manoeuvre, Tactical, Tactical, Tactician

Definition of Tactics

1. n. The science and art of disposing military and naval forces in order for battle, and performing military and naval evolutions. It is divided into grand tactics, or the tactics of battles, and elementary tactics, or the tactics of instruction.

Definition of Tactics

1. Noun. (military) The military science that deals with achieving the objectives set by strategy. ¹

2. Noun. (military) Manoeuvres used against an enemy. ¹

3. Noun. (military) The employment and ordered arrangement of forces in relation to each otherJoint Publication 1-02 U.S. Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms; 12 April 2001 (As Amended Through 14 April 2006).. ¹

4. Noun. (plural of tactic) ¹

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Definition of Tactics

1. tactic [n] - See also: tactic

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tactics

tactical air control center
tactical air control centers
tactical call sign
tactical call signs
tactical intelligence
tactical maneuver
tactical manoeuvre
tactical realism
tactical warning
tactics (current term)
tactile agnosia
tactile anaesthesia
tactile cell
tactile corpuscle
tactile disk
tactile elevations
tactile fremitus
tactile hair
tactile hallucination
tactile hyperesthesia
tactile image
tactile meniscus
tactile organ

Literary usage of Tactics

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"Indeed, there seem to be good grounds for attributing to him a very important share in the introduction of the new system of tactics, the development of ..."

2. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1872)
"An Essay on Naval tactics, Systematical and Historical. ... IKE several of the mechanical arts, so the art of naval ^"7 tactics would seem to have passed ..."

3. The Conduct of War: A Short Treatise on Its Most Important Branches and by Colmar Goltz (1899)
"tactics, on the other hand, include all dispositions for the decisive struggle itself. Strategy is also called "the art of manoeuvring armies," and tactics ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1902)
"At his command, the historical examples of vice and virtue were methodized in fifty-three books,7 and every citizen •The tactics of Leo and Constantine are ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"On the defensive the shooting-tactics of the Germans consisted simply in firing at ... To sum up the characteristic points of the infantry battle-tactics of ..."

6. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"tactics OF THE GREEKS ARABS, AND FRANKS. — LOSS OF THE LATIN TONGUE. — STUDIES AND SOLITUDE OF THE GREEKS A RAY of historic light seems to beam from the ..."

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