) KEY NOUN: pl. strat·e·gies
- The science and art of using all the forces of a nation to execute approved plans as effectively as possible during peace or war.
- The science and art of military command as applied to the overall planning and conduct of large-scale combat operations.
- A plan of action resulting from strategy or intended to accomplish a specific goal. See Synonyms at plan.
- The art or skill of using stratagems in endeavors such as politics and business.
, from Greek stratgi
, office of a general
, from stratgos
; see stratagem