|1.||(functioning as singular) military the art and science of the detailed direction and control of movement or manoeuvre of forces in battle to achieve an aim or task|
|2.||the manoeuvres used or plans followed to achieve a particular short-term aim|
|[C17: from New Latin tactica, from Greek ta taktika the matters of arrangement, neuter plural of taktikos concerning arrangement or order, from taktos arranged (for battle), from tassein to arrange]|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
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