Etymology
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strategy (n.)

1810, "art of a general," from French stratégie (18c.) and directly from Greek strategia "office or command of a general," from strategos "general, commander of an army," also the title of various civil officials and magistrates, from stratos "multitude, army, expedition, encamped army," literally "that which is spread out" (from PIE root *stere- "to spread") + agos "leader," from agein "to lead" (from PIE root *ag- "to drive, draw out or forth, move"). In non-military use from 1887.

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Definitions of strategy

strategy (n.)
an elaborate and systematic plan of action;
Synonyms: scheme
strategy (n.)
the branch of military science dealing with military command and the planning and conduct of a war;
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