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tactical

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adjective tac·ti·cal \ˈtak-ti-kəl\

Simple Definition of tactical

  • : of, relating to, or used for a specific plan that is created to achieve a particular goal in war, politics, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tactical

  1. 1 :  of or relating to combat tactics: asa (1) :  of or occurring at the battlefront <a tactical defense> <a tactical first strike> (2) :  using or being weapons or forces employed at the battlefront <tactical missiles>b of an air force :  of, relating to, or designed for air attack in close support of friendly ground forces

  2. 2a :  of or relating to tactics: as (1) :  of or relating to small-scale actions serving a larger purpose (2) :  made or carried out with only a limited or immediate end in view b :  adroit in planning or maneuvering to accomplish a purpose

tactically

play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of tactical in a sentence

  1. They gained a tactical advantage by joining with one of their competitors.

  2. He made a serious tactical error.

  3. The planes provided tactical air support for the soldiers on the ground.



1570

First Known Use of tactical

1570

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