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[tak-tish-uh n] /tækˈtɪʃ ən/
a person who is adept in planning tactics.
1790-1800; tactic + -ian Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for tactician
  • But he is hardworking, and a skilled parliamentary tactician.
  • However, when the master tactician is beholden to no one, no one is beholden to him.
  • He is an erratic tactician with authoritarian tendencies.
  • Summers, for all his blemishes, has never pretended to be a politician or a political tactician.
  • The master takeover tactician combines down-home shrewdness with boardroom savvy.
  • He's considered a brilliant strategist and tactician, but comes completely unfiltered.
  • He is an exceptionally talented trial lawyer and a superb legal tactician.
  • It is at this point, perhaps, that the strategist should retire and leave the field to the tactician.
  • Because he was such a great general and a great tactician, you know.
Word Origin and History for tactician

1761, from tactic + -ian.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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