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stra·te·gic  audio  (str-tjk) KEY  also stra·te·gi·cal  (-j-kl) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Of or relating to strategy.
    1. Important or essential in relation to a plan of action: a strategic withdrawal.
    2. Essential to the effective conduct of war: strategic materials.
    3. Highly important to an intended objective: The staff discussed strategic marketing factors.
  2. Intended to destroy the military potential of an enemy: strategic bombing.


OTHER FORMS:
stra·tegi·cal·ly(Adverb)


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