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Definition of Course of action

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manner of action
Course of action Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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course of action
n : a mode of action; "if you persist in that course you will surely fail" [syn: course]

WordNet 2.0

1. a mode of action; "if you persist in that course you will surely fail"; "once a nation is embarked on a course of action it becomes extremely difficult for any retraction to take place"
(synonym) course
(hypernym) action
(hyponym) blind alley
Course of action Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
1. Any sequence of activities that an individual or unit may follow. 2. A possible plan open to an individual or commander that would accomplish, or is related to the accomplishment of the mission. 3. The scheme adopted to accomplish a job or mission. 4. A line of conduct in an engagement. 5. A product of the Joint Operation Planning and Execution System concept development phase and the course-of-action determination steps of the joint operation planning process. Also called COA. (JP 5-0)
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Course of action Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Web Dictionary of Cybernetics and Systems
A means available to the decision maker by which the objectives may be attained. A systems analysis usually considers several possible courses of action, which are then referred to as alternatives or as the decision maker's OPTIONS. (IIASA)