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strategic

[struh-tee-jik]
adjective
  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. Military.
    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.
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Sometimes stra·te·gi·cal.

Origin of strategic

1815–25; < Greek stratēgikós, equivalent to stratēg(ós) general (see strategy + -ikos -ic
Related formsstra·te·gi·cal·ly, adverbnon·stra·te·gic, adjectivenon·stra·te·gi·cal, adjectivenon·stra·te·gi·cal·ly, adverbun·stra·te·gic, adjectiveun·stra·te·gi·cal, adjectiveun·stra·te·gi·cal·ly, adverb

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Examples from the Web for nonstrategic

Historical Examples

  • But how can you tell strategic goods from nonstrategic goods?

    East-West Trade Trends

    Harold E. Stassen

  • Exports to Communist China are limited to nonstrategic items.

    East-West Trade Trends

    Harold E. Stassen

  • We have removed more than 400 nonstrategic items from export control.


British Dictionary definitions for nonstrategic

nonstrategic

adjective
  1. not of, relating to, or characteristic of strategy
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strategic

strategical

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of strategy
  2. important to a strategy or to strategy in general
  3. (of weapons, attacks, etc) directed against an enemy's homeland rather than used on a battlefielda strategic missile; strategic bombing
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Derived Formsstrategically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for nonstrategic

strategic

adj.

"pertaining to strategy," 1825; see strategy + -ic. Related: Strategical; strategically.

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