stratagem

  • 1 Stratagem — may refer to:* HMS Stratagem (P234), an S class submarine * Stratagem (deception), an attempt to swindle a person which involves gaining his or her confidence * , the 66th episode of Star Trek: Enterprise …

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  • 2 stratagem — (n.) artifice, trick, late 15c., from M.Fr. stratagème trick, especially to outwit an enemy, from It. stratagemma, from L. strategema artifice, stratagem, from Gk. strategema the act of a general, military stratagem, from strategein to be a… …

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  • 3 Stratagem — Strat a*gem, n. [F. stratag[ e]me (cf. Sp. estratagema, It. stratagemma), L. strategema, Gr. ?, fr. ? to be leader of an army, fr. ? a general; ? an army (probably as being spread out; cf. {Stratum}) + ? to lead. See {Agent}.] An artifice or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Stratagēm — Stratagēm, s. Strategem …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 5 stratagem — I noun ars, artful contrivance, artifice, blind, cheat, chicane, contrivance, crafty device, cunning, deceit, deception, device, dodge, dolus, evasion, excuse, expedient, feint, finesse, gimmick, intrigue, machination, maneuver, manipulation,… …

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  • 6 stratagem — *trick, ruse, maneuver, gambit, ploy, artifice, wile, feint Analogous words: *device, contrivance, contraption: expedient, shift, *resource, resort: machination, intrigue, conspiracy, *plot …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 stratagem — ► NOUN 1) a plan or scheme intended to outwit an opponent. 2) archaic cunning. ORIGIN Greek strat g ma, from strat gein be a general …

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  • 8 stratagem — [strat′ə jəm] n. [LME stratageme < L strategema < Gr stratēgēma, device or act of a general < stratēgos, a general < stratos, army (for IE base see STREW) + agein, to lead: see ACT1] 1. a trick, scheme, or plan for deceiving an enemy… …

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  • 9 stratagem — n. 1) to resort to, use a stratagem 2) a subtle stratagem * * * [ strætədʒəm] use a stratagem a subtle stratagem to resort to …

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  • 10 stratagem — noun Warren devised a series of stratagems to win their confidence Syn: plan, scheme, tactic, maneuver, ploy, device, trick, ruse, plot, machination, dodge; subterfuge, artifice, wile; archaic shift •• stratagem The mistaken spelling strategem… …

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  • 11 stratagem — [[t]stræ̱təʤəm[/t]] stratagems N COUNT A stratagem is a plan that is intended to achieve a particular effect, often by deceiving people. [FORMAL] Trade discounts may be used as a competitive stratagem to secure customer loyalty. Syn: ploy …

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  • 12 stratagem — UK [ˈstrætədʒəm] / US noun [countable] Word forms stratagem : singular stratagem plural stratagems formal a plan for achieving something or for tricking someone …

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  • 13 Stratagem — Eine Strategie ist ein längerfristig ausgerichtetes planvolles Anstreben einer vorteilhaften Lage oder eines Ziels. Formal mathematisch ist eine Strategie eine Folge von Funktionen von einer Zustandsmenge (zum Beispiel die Menge der denkbaren… …

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  • 14 stratagem — noun Etymology: Italian stratagemma, from Latin strategema, from Greek stratēgēma, from stratēgein to be a general, maneuver, from stratēgos general, from stratos camp, army (akin to Latin stratus, past participle, spread out) + agein to lead… …

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  • 15 stratagem — stratagemical /strat euh jem i keuhl/, adj. stratagemically, adv. /strat euh jeuhm/, n. 1. a plan, scheme, or trick for surprising or deceiving an enemy. 2. any artifice, ruse, or trick devised or used to attain a goal or to gain an advantage… …

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  • 16 stratagem — noun /ˈstɹæt.ə.dʒəm/ A deceptive tactic designed to gain the upper hand. Typically, involves underhanded dealings and obfuscation. See Also: strategic, strategist, strategy …

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  • 17 Stratagem — geschicktes Nutzen einer gegebenen Lage; Taktik * * * Stra|ta|gem, das; s, e [ital. stratagemma < lat. strategema < griech. strate̅gēma] (bildungsspr.): Strategem …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 18 stratagem — Synonyms and related words: action, ad hoc measure, alibi, answer, apology, art, artful dodge, artifice, bag of tricks, blind, bluff, bosey, cabal, catch, chicanery, chouse, cloak, collusion, color, complicity, complot, confederacy, connivance,… …

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  • 19 stratagem — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. trick, subterfuge, artifice, ploy, ruse, guile, wile. See deception, cunning. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. trick, deception, plot, scheme; see method 2 . See Synonym Study at trick . III (Roget s 3… …

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  • 20 stratagem — strat|a|gem [ˈstrætədʒəm] n [Date: 1400 1500; : Italian; Origin: stratagemma, from Latin, from Greek stratagema, from stratagein to lead an army , from strategos general , from stratos army + agein to lead ] formal a trick or plan to deceive an… …

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