Pronunciation: (strat'i-jē), [key]
pl. -gies.

1. Also,strategics.the science or art of combining and employing the means of war in planning and directing large military movements and operations.
2. the use or an instance of using this science or art.
3. skillful use of a stratagem: The salesperson's strategy was to seem always to agree with the customer.
4. a plan, method, or series of maneuvers or stratagems for obtaining a specific goal or result: a strategy for getting ahead in the world.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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