1 (also treated as sing.) the art of disposing armed forces esp. in contact with an enemy (cf. STRATEGY).
2 a the plans and means adopted in carrying out a scheme or achieving some end. b a skilful device or devices.
tactician n.
Etymology: mod.L tactica f. Gk taktika neut.pl. f. taktos ordered f. tasso arrange

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