non·​stra·​te·​gic | \ ˌnän-strə-ˈtē-jik How to pronounce nonstrategic (audio) \

Definition of nonstrategic

: not of, relating to, marked by, or concerned with strategy : not strategic an unplanned, nonstrategic decision nonstrategic forces/weapons This isn't to say that tonight's post-debate spin circus won't serve a variety of nonstrategic aims. For starters, it's a necessary evil to keep the networks happy.— Michelle Cottle

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Recent Examples on the Web ViacomCBS agreed to sell its Simon & Schuster book publishing business to German media giant Bertelsmann for $2.18 billion, part of the broadcaster’s plan to exit nonstrategic businesses. Natalia Drozdiak, Fortune, 25 Nov. 2020 The company also launched a review of its operations with an eye to sell off nonstrategic business units and grow its refrigerants and cyanides businesses. Tatyana Shumsky, WSJ, 3 Nov. 2017 Tactical nuclear weapons, sometimes called nonstrategic nukes, are designed to strike military targets such as bunkers and tunnels but are still considered immensely powerful in their own right and a potential gateway to larger nuclear attacks. Dan Lamothe, Washington Post, 18 Sep. 2017 Mr. Saracho set about selling nonstrategic assets and began looking for new ways to raise financing, before announcing in April that his bank might instead seek a merger. Chad Bray And Jack Ewing, New York Times, 7 June 2017

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1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonstrategic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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