diversionary tactics

schemes developed to mislead an enemy, maneuvers executed to sidetrack another

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • diversionary — [də vʉr′zhəner΄ē, də vʉr′shəner΄ē, dī vʉr′zhəner΄ē, dī vʉr′shəner΄ē] adj. 1. having the nature of a diversion 2. Mil. serving to distract the enemy from the main point of attack [diversionary tactics] …   English World dictionary

  • Diversionary foreign policy — A diversionary foreign policy, or a diversionary war, is an International Relations term that identifies a war instigated by a country s leader in order to distract its population from their own domestic strife. The concept stems from the… …   Wikipedia

  • diversionary — /di verr zheuh ner ee, sheuh , duy /, adj. tending to divert or distract the attention: diversionary tactics of the guerrilla fighters. [1840 50; DIVERSION + ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • diversionary — di|ver|sion|a|ry [daıˈvə:ʃənəri, dı US ˈvə:rʒəneri] adj written intended to take someone s attention away from something ▪ Most children are skilled in diversionary tactics …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • diversionary — adj. likely or designed to confuse or deceive; of tactics. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tactics — n. 1) to devise; employ; use tactics 2) bullying; delaying; diversionary; pressure; questionable; roughhouse (AE); scare; smear; strong arm; wily tactics (to employ questionable tactics) 3) (esp. AE) Madison Avenue tactics ( reliance on… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • diversionary — adjective (of tactics e.g.) likely or designed to confuse or deceive • Similar to: ↑indirect • Derivationally related forms: ↑diversion …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Mongol military tactics and organization — The Mongol military tactics and organization helped the Mongol Empire to conquer nearly all of continental Asia, the Middle East and parts of eastern Europe. In many ways, it can be regarded as the first modern military system. The original… …   Wikipedia

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