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strategic

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adjective stra·te·gic \strə-ˈtē-jik\

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of strategic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or marked by strategy <a strategic retreat>

  2. 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. 3 :  designed or trained to strike an enemy at the sources of its military, economic, or political power <a strategic bomber>

strategical

play \-ji-kəl\ adjective

strategically

play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of strategic in a sentence

  1. The bridges have great strategic value.

  2. The hill is located at a strategic position.



1825

First Known Use of strategic

1825


STRATEGIC Defined for Kids

strategic

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adjective stra·te·gic \strə-ˈtē-jik\

Definition of strategic for Students

  1. 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. 2 :  useful or important in military strategy <strategic weapons>




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