[ tak-tik ]
/ ˈtæk tɪk /
a system or a detail of tactics.
a plan, procedure, or expedient for promoting a desired end or result.
of or relating to arrangement or order; tactical.
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Origin of tactic
1560–70; New Latin tacticus <Greek taktikós “fit for arranging or ordering,” equivalent to tak- (base of tássein (Attic táttein ) “to arrange, put in order”) + -tikos -tic
OTHER WORDS FROM tacticnon·tac·tic, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tactic (1 of 2)
/ (ˈtæktɪk) /
a piece of tactics; tactical moveSee also tactics
British Dictionary definitions for tactic (2 of 2)
adj combining form
having a specified kind of pattern or arrangement or having an orientation determined by a specified forcesyndiotactic; phototactic
Word Origin for -tactic
from Greek taktikos relating to order or arrangement; see tactics
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