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strategic adjective
(also less frequent strategical) [usually before noun]

1 done as part of a plan that is meant to achieve a particular purpose or to gain an advantage

strategic planning
a strategic decision to sell off part of the business
Cameras were set up at strategic points
(= in places where they would be most effective) along the route.


2 connected with getting an advantage in a war or other military situation

Malta was of vital strategic importance during the war.
a strategic alliance
the strategic bombing of communication centres



3 (of weapons, especially nuclear weapons)

intended to be fired at an enemy's country rather than used in a battle
strategic missiles


strategically adverb

a strategically placed microphone
a strategically important target
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