tactic

[tak-tik]
noun
1.
tactics ( def 1 ).
2.
a system or a detail of tactics.
3.
a plan, procedure, or expedient for promoting a desired end or result.
adjective
4.
of or pertaining to arrangement or order; tactical.

Origin:
1560–70; Neo-Latin tacticus < Greek taktikós fit for arranging or ordering, equivalent to tak- (base of tássein (Attic táttein) to arrange, put in order) + -tikos -tic

nontactic, noun, adjective

stratagem, strategy, tactic (see synonym study at strategy).
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tactic (ˈtæktɪk)
 
n
See also tactics a piece of tactics; tactical move

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Example sentences
It's all obfuscating nonsense, of course, a scare tactic employed for political
  ends.
Faced with owning up to higher borrowing, he would have liked a diversionary
  tactic.
Now, a pair of biomechanics researchers has offered a scientific explanation of
  how this counterintuitive tactic worked.
Therefore, what evolution thought to be natural selection is actually tactic
  regression.
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