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strategy

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈstræt.ə.dʒi/ us    /ˈstræt̬-/
B2 a detailed plan for achieving success in situations such as war, politics, business, industry, or sport, or the skill of planning for such situations: The president held an emergency meeting to discuss military strategy with his defence commanders yesterday. Their marketing strategy for the product involves obtaining as much free publicity as possible. [+ to infinitive] We're working on new strategies to improve our share of the market.
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in Korean 전략…
in Arabic إسْتِراتِجِيّة…
in French stratégie…
in Turkish strateji, plan, taktik…
in Italian strategia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 戰略, 策略, 計謀…
in Russian стратегия, подход…
in Polish strategia…
in Spanish estrategia…
in Portuguese estratégia…
in German die Strategie…
in Catalan estratègia…
in Japanese 計略, 戦略…
in Chinese (Simplified) 战略, 策略, 计谋…
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