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Strategy appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Strategy: get arts.
  • Draw a strategy; get arts award.
  • So may get Arts award. Draw a strategy, Amos.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun strategy:


The word strategy and its family (strategic, strategies, strategically, strategist, strategists) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun strategy

What does strategy mean as a name of something?

Strategy is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: strategies

  1. an elaborate and systematic plan of action
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of strategy: scheme
    • more generic term: plan of action = a plan for actively doing something
    • more specific terms:
      • contrivance / stratagem / dodge = an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade
      • counterterrorism = a strategy intended to prevent or counter terrorism
      • game plan = a plan for achieving an objective in some sport
      • game plan = a carefully thought out strategy for achieving an objective in war or politics or business or personal affairs
      • house of cards / bubble = a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control
      • playbook = a scheme or set of strategies for conducting a business campaign or a political campaign
      • secret plan / game / plot = a secret scheme to do something
      • 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
      • waiting game = a strategy of delay
      • wheeze = a clever or amusing scheme or trick
      • incentive program / incentive scheme = a formal scheme for inducing someone (as employees) to do something
  2. the branch of military science dealing with military command and the planning and conduct of a war

Alternative definition of the noun strategy


  1. The science and art of military command as applied to the overall planning and conduct of warfare
  2. A plan of action intended to accomplish a specific goal
  3. The art of using similar techniques in politics or business

Specialised definition of the noun strategy

Glossary of sports

a carefully devised plan of action to achieve a goal, or the art of developing or carrying out such a plan (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


Strategy is a solitaire card game which uses a deck of 52 playing cards. It belongs to the same family as Sir Tommy and Calculation, and this can be regarded as the more difficult cousin of Sir Tommy.


  1. "Strategy" is a book by Edward Luttwak.
    • also known as "Strategy: the logic of war and peace"
  2. "Strategy" is a book by Alexander Andreyevich Svechin.


  1. "Strategy" is a musical album of Archie Bell and The Drells.
    • released in (37 years ago)
  2. "Strategy" is a musical album of Horace X.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  3. "Strategy" is a composition.
  4. "Strategy" a.k.a. "The Early Tapes Jul/Aug 1980": The Early Tapes, also known as Strategy, is the second album released, but first to be recorded, by the British group Level 42. The band subsequently signed to Polydor, who bought the masters from Elite and issued it in March 1982. It features Level 42's first two singles - "Love Meeting Love" and " Wings Of Love". Most of the tracks are instrumental.


Strategy is a musical group, record producers.


  1. Strategy is a high level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty. In the sense of the "art of the general", which included several subsets of skills including "tactics", siegecraft, logistics etc., the term came into use in the 6th century C.E. in East Roman terminology, and was translated into Western vernacular languages only in the 18th century. From then until the 20th century, the word "strategy" came to denote "a comprehensive way to try to pursue political ends, including the threat or actual use of force, in a dialectic of wills" in a military conflict, in which both adversaries interact.
    • also known as 戰略, אסטרטגיה (מדע המדינה), 战略
  2. Strategy: In game theory, player's strategy is any of the options he or she can choose in a setting where the outcome depends not only on his own actions but on the action of others. A player's strategy will determine the action the player will take at any stage of the game.
  3. Strategy is a Canadian game show television series which aired on CBC Television in 1969, with Alex Trebek as host, accompanied by announcer Jay Nelson and model Dee Miles. The half-hour series was broadcast weekdays at 2:00 p.m. from 1 April to 7 October 1969.
    • begun on and completed on (46 years ago)
    • country: Canada
  4. Strategy: Classification of the primary strategy.
  5. Strategy is a field of study.
  6. Strategy a.k.a. Strategy. is a field of study.

Phrases with Strategy

  1. Strategy game
  2. Exit Strategy
  3. Strap Strategy
  4. Strip Strategy
  5. pac-man strategy
  6. Real-time strategy
  7. beggar-my-neighbor strategy
  8. beggar-my-neighbour strategy

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Strategy

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Google previewStrategy, Structure and Performance in a Transition Economy (2008)

An Institutional Perspective on Configurations in Russia by Tobias Weigl

79-84 Strategy is a series of actions by a firm that are decided on according to the particular situation.

Strategy is the determinator of the basic long-term goals of an enterprise, and the adoption of courses of action and the allocation of ...

Google previewBenefits Realization Management (2016)

Strategic Value from Portfolios, Programs, and Projects by Carlos Eduardo Martins Serra

defines that: Corporate strategy is the pattern of major objectives , purposes or goals and essential policies or plans for achieving those goals, stated in such a way as to define what business the company is in or is to be in and ...

Google previewCritical Issues in Systems Theory and Practice (2013)

by K. Ellis, Amanda J. Gregory, B.R. Mears-Young, Gillian Ragsdell

Strategy is the pattern of objectives, purposes or goals and major policies and plans for...

Google previewFSTTCS 2005: Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science (2005)

25th International Conference, Hyderabad, India, December 15-18, 2005, Proceedings by R. Ramanujam, Sandeep Sen

A strategy is a function D that resolves nondeterminism for the controllable states of M. Similarly as in [1], we distinguish among four basic types of strategies for (M, S 0), according to whether they are deterministic (D) or randomized (R), and ...

Google previewManagement Information Systems (2008)

by V.S.Bagad

Therefore, formulating strategy is an unstructured and complex task also it deals with uncertainty. Fig.3.3 shows the formulation...

Google previewOrganizational Behavior, Theory, and Design in Health Care (2015)

by Nancy Borkowski

Because the organization's external environment is in a constant state of change, strategy is an ongoing and continual process. Effective strategy is not reactive to change, but proactive in anticipating the need for change, planning appropriate ...

Google previewThe Dynamics of Church Leadership (Ministry Dynamics for a New Century) (1999)

by Aubrey Malphurs

First, the strategy is the vehicle that accomplishes the church's mission and also the vision. Without a clear, high-impact strategy,

Your strategy is a disciple- making process that has clear, discernible steps. Your people need to know the step ...

Google previewHealthcare Information Management Systems (2013)

Cases, Strategies, and Solutions by Marion J. Ball, Charlotte A. Weaver, Joan M. Kiel, Donald W. Simborg, Judith V. Douglas, James W. Albright

One of the most important parts of this is in understanding the different aspects of strategy: • Strategy is a plan—a consciously intended course of action to deal with a situation. As plan, strategy deals with how leaders try to establish direction ...

Google previewStrategy and Ethnocentrism (Routledge Revivals) (2014)

by Ken Booth

André Gide Strategy is a universal preoccupation of governments. Those responsible for the security of political units cannot opt out of it, for the threat and use of force as instruments of policy will not go away simply as a result of wishing or ...

Google previewArmstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice (2017)

by Michael Armstrong, Stephen Taylor

Strategy is the approach selected to achieve specified aims in the future.

Google previewHow to Manage (2015)

The definitive guide to effective management by Jo Owen

Classical strategy Classical strategy is a world of cause and effect. It is a search for the business equivalent of...

The bad news about formulaic strategy is that it is extremely dangerous.

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2016)

by Steven G. Rogelberg

As such, strategy is not the simple maintenance of generic, imitable tactics of operational effectiveness. It is more than strategic planning, or the set of steps and instructions people in an organization follow to meet strategic goals. To first be ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Strategic Leadership and Management (2016)

by Wang, Victor C. X.

Organizational strategy is another term worthy of exploration because the organizational strategy is often confused with the organizational tactics. The organizational strategy represents the higher order mandates and directives for an ...

Google previewThe Internet Encyclopedia (2004)

by Hossein Bidgoli

Figure 4: Cost and flexibility considerations in choosing a global production strategy.

High Operational Cost Low Low Flexibility and Responsiveness High International Production Strategy Here, the domestic enterprise imports and exports ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing (2011)

by Linda E. Swayne, Mark Dodds

Creative strategy in advertising involves creating a relevant connection between an organization or brand and its target audience in an unexpected way while delivering a sales message. Creative strategies are used in order to acquire ...

Google previewConflict in Ancient Greece and Rome: The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2016)

The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia by Sara E. Phang, Iain Spence Ph.D., Douglas Kelly Ph.D., Peter Londey Ph.D.

Phang See also Frontinus; Strategy Further Reading Campbell, Brian. 2004. Greek and Roman Military Writers: Selected Readings. London/New York: Routledge. Wheeler, Everett L. 1988. Stratagem and the Vocabulary of Military ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Marketing (2008)

by Azaz Motiwala

Image Enhancer A strategy for the category which creates and communicates the retailer's chosen ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy: Entries G-O (2001)

by R. J. Barry Jones

The term 'global strategy' is usually associated with the planning procedure adopted by governments, firms and other organizations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Strategy may be defined as planning ahead to secure advantage or ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1996)

Volume 56 - Supercritical Fluid Technology: Theory and Application to Technology Forecasting by John J. McKetta Jr

Corporate strategy is a pattern of decisions related to both short- and long-term objectives and the plans and policies for achieving them. For a diversified corporation involved in different products and markets, different courses of action for ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Finance (2006)

by Cheng-Few Lee

Abstract A strategy that buys past winners and simultaneously sells past losers based on stock performance in the past 3 to...

Google previewEncyclopedia of leadership (2004)

A-E by George R. Goethals, Georgia Jones Sorenson, James MacGregor Burns

Competition may be the preferred strategy in a one-time transaction in which the substantive outcome is very important. It may also be preferred when a leader distrusts, dislikes, or does not desire a long-term relationship with another person .

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What the ten commandments set forth is a strategy. This strategy is a strategy for dominion. (Gary North)
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The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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