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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 strat·a·gem /ˈstrætəʤəm, ˌʤɛm/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Strat·a·gem n.  An artifice or trick in war for deceiving the enemy; hence, in general, artifice; deceptive device; secret plot; evil machination.
    Fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils.   --Shak.
 Those oft are stratagems which error seem,
 Nor is it Homer nods, but we that dream.   --Pope.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a maneuver in a game or conversation [syn: ploy, gambit]
      2: an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or
         evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us
         off the track" [syn: contrivance, dodge]