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strategic

[struh-tee-jik] /strəˈti dʒɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to, characterized by, or of the nature of strategy:
strategic movements.
2.
important in or essential to strategy.
3.
(of an action, as a military operation or a move in a game) forming an integral part of a stratagem:
a strategic move in a game of chess.
4.
Military.
  1. intended to render the enemy incapable of making war, as by the destruction of materials, factories, etc.:
    a strategic bombing mission.
  2. essential to the conduct of a war:
    Copper is a strategic material.
Also, strategical.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < Greek stratēgikós, equivalent to stratēg(ós) general (see strategy + -ikos -ic
Related forms
strategically, adverb
nonstrategic, adjective
nonstrategical, adjective
nonstrategically, adverb
unstrategic, adjective
unstrategical, adjective
unstrategically, adverb
Synonyms
2. opportune, critical, key, principal, crucial.
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Examples for strategical
  • Irregular warfare is now a major strategical consideration.
  • His withdrawal of it was a strategical movement, not a confession of defeat.
British Dictionary definitions for strategical

strategic

/strəˈtiːdʒɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of strategy
2.
important to a strategy or to strategy in general
3.
(of weapons, attacks, etc) directed against an enemy's homeland rather than used on a battlefield a strategic missile, strategic bombing
Derived Forms
strategically, adverb
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