- pertaining to, characterized by, or of the nature of strategy: strategic movements.
- important in or essential to strategy.
- (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.
- intended to render the enemy incapable of making war, as by the destruction of materials, factories, etc.: a strategic bombing mission.
- essential to the conduct of a war: Copper is a strategic material.
Origin of strategic
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2. opportune, critical, key, principal, crucial.
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Examples from the Web for nonstrategic
But how can you tell strategic goods from nonstrategic goods?
Exports to Communist China are limited to nonstrategic items.
We have removed more than 400 nonstrategic items from export control.
- not of, relating to, or characteristic of strategy
- of, relating to, or characteristic of strategy
- important to a strategy or to strategy in general
- (of weapons, attacks, etc) directed against an enemy's homeland rather than used on a battlefielda strategic missile; strategic bombing
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Word Origin and History for nonstrategic
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