adjective Date: 1825 1. of, relating to, or marked by strategy <
a strategic retreat
2. a. necessary to or important in the initiation, conduct, or completion of a strategic plan b. required for the conduct of war and not available in adequate quantities domestically <
strategic materials
c. of great importance within an integrated whole or to a planned effect <
emphasized strategic points
3. designed or trained to strike an enemy at the sources of its military, economic, or political power <
a strategic bomber
strategical adjectivestrategically adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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