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Meaning of tactical

tac•ti•cal

Pronunciation: (tak'ti-kul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to tactics, esp. military or naval tactics.
  2. characterized by skillful tactics or adroit maneuvering or procedure: tactical movements.
  3. of or pertaining to a maneuver or plan of action designed as an expedient toward gaining a desired end or temporary advantage.
  4. expedient; calculated.
  5. prudent; politic.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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