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STRATEGY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does strategy mean? 

STRATEGY (noun)
  The noun STRATEGY has 2 senses:

1. an elaborate and systematic plan of action
2. the branch of military science dealing with military command and the planning and conduct of a war

  Familiarity information: STRATEGY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STRATEGY (noun)


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Meaning:

An elaborate and systematic plan of action

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

scheme; strategy

Hypernyms ("strategy" is a kind of...):

plan of action (a plan for actively doing something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "strategy"):

contrivance; dodge; stratagem (an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade)

wheeze ((Briticism) a clever or amusing scheme or trick)

waiting game (a strategy of delay)

pyramid scheme (a fraudulent scheme in which people are recruited to make payments to the person who recruited them while expecting to receive payments from the persons they recruit; when the number of new recruits fails to sustain the hierarchical payment structure the scheme collapses with most of the participants losing the money they put in)

game; plot; secret plan (a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal))

playbook (a scheme or set of strategies for conducting a business campaign or a political campaign)

bubble; house of cards (a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control)

game plan ((figurative) a carefully thought out strategy for achieving an objective in war or politics or business or personal affairs)

game plan ((sports) a plan for achieving an objective in some sport)

counterterrorism (a strategy intended to prevent or counter terrorism)

incentive program; incentive scheme (a formal scheme for inducing someone (as employees) to do something)


Sense 2strategy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The branch of military science dealing with military command and the planning and conduct of a war

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("strategy" is a kind of...):

military science (the discipline dealing with the principles of warfare)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)


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