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.
Full Definition of tactical
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
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
tacticallyplay \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of tactical in a sentence
They gained a tactical advantage by joining with one of their competitors.
He made a serious tactical error.
The planes provided tactical air support for the soldiers on the ground.
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