Meaning of STRATEGY in English

/ ˈstrætədʒi; NAmE / noun ( pl. -ies )


[ C ] strategy (for doing sth) | strategy (to do sth) a plan that is intended to achieve a particular purpose :

to develop a strategy for dealing with unemployment

It's all part of an overall strategy to gain promotion.

the government's economic strategy


[ U ] the process of planning sth or putting a plan into operation in a skilful way :

marketing strategy


[ U , C ] the skill of planning the movements of armies in a battle or war; an example of doing this :

military strategy

defence strategies

—compare tactic



early 19th cent.: from French stratégie , from Greek stratēgia generalship, from stratēgos , from stratos army + agein to lead.

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