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Meaning of strategic

stra•te•gic

Pronunciation: (stru-tē'jik), [key]
— adj.
  1. pertaining to, characterized by, or of the nature of strategy: strategic movements.
  2. important in or essential to strategy.
  3. (of an action, as a military operation or a move in a game) forming an integral part of a stratagem: a strategic move in a game of chess.
  4. a strategic bombing mission.
    1. intended to render the enemy incapable of making war, as by the destruction of materials, factories, etc.:a strategic bombing mission.
    2. essential to the conduct of a war:Copper is a strategic material.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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