Meaning of “stratagem” in the English Dictionary

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"stratagem" in British English

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stratagemnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈstræt.ə.dʒəm/ us /ˈstræt̬.ə.dʒəm/

a carefully planned way of achieving or dealing with something, often involving a trick:

Her stratagem for dealing with her husband's infidelities was to ignore them.
He was a master of stratagem.

(Definition of “stratagem” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stratagem" in American English

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stratagemnoun [ C ]

us /ˈstræt̬·ə·dʒəm/

a plan or trick to achieve something:

Barry devised several stratagems for escape.

(Definition of “stratagem” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)