Etymology
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tactic (n.)

1766, from Modern Latin tactica, from Greek taktikē (tekhnē) "(art of) arrangement," from fem. of taktikos "pertaining to arrangement" (see tactics). Earlier it meant "a tactician" (1630s), and was in use as an adjective meaning "tactical" (c. 1600).

updated on March 27, 2019

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Definitions of tactic from WordNet

tactic (n.)
a plan for attaining a particular goal;
Synonyms: tactics / maneuver / manoeuvre
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