(usually used with a singular verb) the art or science of disposing military or naval forces for battle and maneuvering them in battle.
(used with a plural verb) the maneuvers themselves.
(used with a singular verb) any mode of procedure for gaining advantage or success.
(usually used with a singular verb) Linguistics. the patterns in which the elements of a given level or stratum in a language may combine to form larger constructions. the study and description of such patterns.