- the patterns in which the elements of a given level or stratum in a language may combine to form larger constructions.
- the study and description of such patterns.
- tactical voting,
- tactical wire,
- tactile anesthesia,
- tactile corpuscle,
- tactile disk,
- tactile fremitus
Origin of tactics
Origin of tactic
Examples from the Web for tactics
First, he emphasized the importance of the police and the need for new training and an end to “broken windows” tactics.Eric Garner Protesters Have a Direct Line to City Hall|Jacob Siegel|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Other groups in the progressive orbit are trying out other tactics.
Australia earlier cancelled Blanc's visa over claims his tactics promote sexual assault.
The only way Republican leaders will change their tactics is if they lose a few elections in a row doing it.
With Terri Lynn Land looking like a goner, Republicans are throwing a wild Hail Mary—using 2004 tactics to gain a Senate seat.The (Sloppy) Swift-Boating of Michigan Democrat Gary Peters|Tim Mak|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Our tactics should therefore be such as to force the submarine to incur this danger in order to get within range of merchantmen.The Victory At Sea|William Sowden Sims
They will be compelled to face difficult questions of tactics.The Next Step|Scott Nearing
In the seventh Frankie noticed a little desperation in Monroe's tactics.Vital Ingredient|Gerald Vance
The umpires, after a careful inspection of the situation, decided that General Bean's tactics had been successful.The Boy Scout Automobilists|Robert Maitland
Still they persisted in their tactics of worrying, evidently determined to recapture the place.Khartoum Campaign, 1898|Bennet Burleigh
Word Origin for tactics
1620s, from Modern Latin tactica (17c.), from Greek taktike techne "art of arrangement," noun use of fem. of taktikos "of or pertaining to arrangement," especially "tactics in war," adjective to taxis "order," verbal noun of tassein "arrange," from PIE root *tag- "to set aright."
1766, from Modern Latin tactica, from Greek taktike (tekhne) "(art of) arrangement," from fem. of taktikos (see tactics). Earlier it meant "a tactician" (1630s), and was in use as an adjective meaning "tactical" (c.1600).