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strategynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈstræt.ə.dʒi/  us   /ˈstræt̬-/
B2 a ​detailedplan for ​achievingsuccess in ​situations such as ​war, ​politics, ​business, ​industry, or ​sport, or the ​skill of ​planning for such ​situations: The ​presidentheld an ​emergencymeeting to ​discussmilitary strategy with the Pentagon ​yesterday. Their ​marketing strategy for the ​productinvolvesobtaining as much ​freepublicity as ​possible. [+ to infinitive] We're ​working on new strategies toimproveourshare of the ​market.

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

"strategy" in American English

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strategynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈstræt̬·ə·dʒi/
a long-range ​plan for ​achieving something or ​reaching a ​goal, or the ​skill of making such ​plans: [U] Chess is a ​game that ​requires strategy.
strategic
adjective  us   /strəˈti·dʒɪk/
The ​hill was of strategic ​importance for ​control of the ​countryside.
strategically
adverb  us   /strəˈti·dʒɪk·li/
The ​cameras are strategically ​placed in ​areas with the most ​criminalactivity.
(Definition of strategy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"strategy" in Business English

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strategynoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈstrætədʒi/ (plural strategies) MANAGEMENT
the way in which a ​business, ​government, or other ​organization carefully ​plans its ​actions over a ​period of ​time to ​improve its ​position and ​achieve what it ​wants: Business ​environments and strategies are constantly ​changing in ​response to ​economic and ​financialvariables. She ​redefined how ​companiesthink about strategy. The group's ​reportrepresents a ​fundamental change in strategy.a strategy for doing sth How has the ​slowdown in the ​currentbusinesscycle affected your strategy for ​growing the ​business?a strategy for sth The ​companypresident has ​mapped out a strategy for ​sustainablegrowth in the 21st century.a strategy of sth The group's strategy of ​overseasdiversification helped it overcome tough ​conditions at ​home.a strategy of doing sth The ​airline is now ​reaping the ​rewards from its strategy of ​cuttingseatnumbers and ​focusing on higher-paying ​businesspassengers.develop/design/produce a strategy Companies must ​develop strategies for ​adapting their ​brands to ​changingtrends in the ​marketplace.outline/formulate/identify a strategy In ​order to ​expand your ​e-businessoperations, you need to ​formulate a ​clear strategy.work on/work out/come up with a strategy CEOs and ​topgovernmentofficials should ​try to come up with a strategy for ​economicdevelopment that isn't simply a ​series of ​short-termpoliticalpayoffs.pursue/follow a strategy They are ​pursuing a strategy of acquisitions to ​spread their ​third-generationmobiletechnology beyond the ​domesticmarketa long-term/overall strategy Pricing is only one element of an ​overall strategy to ​curb congestion. a good/​successful/​winning strategy an expansion/​growth/​acquisition strategy marketing/​management/​investment strategies sales/​pricing strategies
(Definition of strategy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “strategy”
in Korean 전략…
in Arabic إسْتِراتِجِيّة…
in Malaysian strategi…
in French stratégie…
in Russian стратегия, подход…
in Chinese (Traditional) 戰略, 策略, 計謀…
in Italian strategia…
in Turkish strateji, plan, taktik…
in Polish strategia…
in Spanish estrategia…
in Vietnamese chiến lược, sự vạch kế hoạch…
in Portuguese estratégia…
in Thai ยุทธวิธี, กลยุทธ, แผนการ…
in German die Strategie…
in Catalan estratègia…
in Japanese 計略, 戦略…
in Chinese (Simplified) 战略, 策略, 计谋…
in Indonesian strategi, taktik…
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