strategy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n strategy an elaborate and systematic plan of action
    • n strategy the branch of military science dealing with military command and the planning and conduct of a war
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Strategy The science of military command, or the science of projecting campaigns and directing great military movements; generalship.
    • Strategy The use of stratagem or artifice.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n strategy The science of combining and employing the means which the different branches of the art of war afford, for the purpose of forming projects of operations and of directing great military movements; the art of moving troops so as to be enabled either to dispense with a battle or to deliver one with the greatest advantage and with the most decisive results; generalship. ; . In strategy three things demand especial consideration: the base of operations, or line from which an army commences its advance upon an enemy
    • n strategy The use of artifice, finesse, or stratagem for the carrying out of any project.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Strategy generalship, or the art of conducting a campaign and manœuvring an army: artifice or finesse generally
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Quotations

  • General Robert E. Woods
    General Robert E. Woods
    “Business is like war in one respect. If its grand strategy is correct, any number of tactical errors can be made and yet the enterprise proves successful.”
  • Joel E. Ross
    Joel E. Ross
    “Don't hide your strategy under a bushel. Communicate it throughout your company. It's better today to disclose too much than too little.”
  • Michael Leboeuf
    Michael Leboeuf
    “A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.”
  • Virgil
    Virgil
    “Who asks whether the enemy were defeated by strategy or valor?”
  • Anita Brookner
    Anita%20Brookner
    “Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.”
  • Anita Brookner
    Anita%20Brookner
    “Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. : cf. F. stratégie,. See Stratagem
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. stratagema—Gr. stratēgēmastratēgos, a general—stratos, an army, agein, to lead.

Usage

In literature:

The reddleman, stung with suspicion of wrong to Thomasin, was aroused to strategy in a moment.
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
Many books have been written on strategy, meaning strategy as applied to armies, but very few books have been written on naval strategy.
"The Navy as a Fighting Machine" by Bradley A. Fiske
Against such a chance as this, strategy and generalship are helpless.
"Sir John French" by Cecil Chisholm
We all know Walter Camp as a successful business man and as a football genius whose strategy has meant much to Yale.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
Most of the younger Subalterns had very primitive ideas on the general strategy of the campaign.
""Contemptible"" by "Casualty"
Rip saw the strategy instantly.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
No one can deny that Jefferson was a monster of party tactics and strategy.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, Issue 2, February, 1864" by Various
Chance, though, spoiled their strategy and made these terms of primitive dueling more equal.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
The night brought dreams of strategy and surprise.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
General Foch was Commander of the French troops at Verdun and a recognized authority on military strategy.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
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In poetry:

But Buonaparte still tarried;
His project had miscarried;
At the last hour, equipped for victory,
The fleet had paused; his subtle combinations had been parried
By British strategy.
"The Alarm" by Thomas Hardy
Satan himself, I think, would shun
The presence of that artful one,
Who violates truth's sacred laws,
Regardless of the end or cause,
But deems it strategy to live
For the sole purpose to deceive.
"Lies" by Jared Barhite
The atmosphere was glutinous;
The Cam-u-el was mutinous;
He dumped the pack from off his back; with Horrid grunts and squeals
He made the desert hideous;
With strategy perfidious
He tied his neck in curlicues, he kicked his paddy heals.
"The Legend Of The First Cam-u-el: An Arabian Apologue" by Arthur Guiterman

In news:

Romney's Bungled Critique of a Failed Mideast Strategy.
The Home Affordable Modification Program that is designed to get homeowners out of their troubled mortgages is moving at a snail's pace—and the servicers' strategies are riddled with conflicts.
Conservatives worry about state strategy for Romney.
Some Defense insiders are calling for the department to rethink its cyber acquisition strategy saying it is too bureaucratic .
Attack ads, strategy and necessity.
The BLM will consider the public's input as it prepares a long-term strategy for the management of America's wild horses and burros .
This strategy hasn't gone unnoticed on the selling side.
Vice President, GTM Strategy and Partner Programs.
Sculnick, talk strategy while canvassing Monday, Sept 10, 2012, with on Colorado Circle at a suburb in western Boca Raton.
Carrefour 's New CEO Must Map Strategy.
Says High Cost of Railway May Quash a Pillar of Kabul's Economic Strategy.
Hedge fund style "drift" is said to occur when a hedge fund manager strays from their stated investment strategy.
What a Caveman Can Teach You About Strategy.
Microsoft Strategy Focuses on Centralized Services.
Iran's new Syria strategy, Chabad success, and Palestinians vs Assad.
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In science:

The many-sorted strategy s is lifted to the generic strategy type γ using the form s  γ .
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
One could argue that this strategy is generic because the identity strategy ǫ is applicable to any term.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Although strategies are statically typed in S ′ γ , the latter property implies that the reduction semantics of strategies is type-dependent.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
New strategy combinators can be defined by means of the abstra ction mechanism for strategy definition.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Polyadic strategies Many strategies need to operate on several terms.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
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