Meaning of the art of war in English:

the art of war


  • The strategy, tactics, and techniques of combat.

    ‘As one component of the art of war, tactics are but part of the whole; the complex, costly, and messy business of war must be seen in the round.’
    • ‘The American Army came to favor the science of war over the art of war, resulting in a stiff adherence to principles and rules.’
    • ‘They openly deprecated the principles of military science and art of war.’
    • ‘Eisenhower had read military history, including the works of the Prussian military intellectual Carl von Clausewitz, and had studied the art of war under the supervision of the leading American strategists.’
    • ‘We all need instruction; for the art of war, the primary forms of instruction are training, personal study, and hard-won experience.’