- 1 [countable, usually plural] the particular method you use to achieve something They tried all kinds of tactics to get us to go. This was just the latest in a series of delaying tactics. The manager discussed tactics with his team. Confrontation is not always the best tactic. It's time to change tactics. They used strong-arm (= aggressive or violent) tactics.
- 2tactics [plural] the art of moving soldiers and military equipment around during a battle or war in order to use them in the most effective way compare strategy