Simple Definition of strategic
: of or relating to a general plan that is created to achieve a goal in war, politics, etc., usually over a long period of time
: useful or important in achieving a plan or strategy
Full Definition of strategic
1 : of, relating to, or marked by strategy <a strategic retreat>
2a : necessary to or important in the initiation, conduct, or completion of a strategic planb : required for the conduct of war and not available in adequate quantities domestically <strategic materials>c : of great importance within an integrated whole or to a planned effect <emphasized strategic points>
3 : designed or trained to strike an enemy at the sources of its military, economic, or political power <a strategic bomber>
strategicalplay \-ji-kəl\ adjective
strategicallyplay \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of strategic in a sentence
The bridges have great strategic value.
The hill is located at a strategic position.
First Known Use of strategic
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Definition of strategic for Students
1 : relating to or showing the use of a plan or method to achieve a goal <… by checking the map at strategic intervals, Harry was able to ensure that he wouldn't run into anyone he wanted to avoid. — J. K. Rowling, Goblet of Fire>
2 : useful or important in military strategy <strategic weapons>
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