- 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.
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These lofty strategical questions must not make me forget an equally vital munitions message just to hand.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Spent day in camp trying to straighten things out: the personal, the strategical and the administrative arrangements.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2|Ian Hamilton
The possession of Quinsan was of immense importance in a strategical point of view.The Life of Gordon, Volume I|Demetrius Charles Boulger
Don Segis, the reserve force, also advanced a step to preserve the strategical distance.The Fourth Estate, vol.1|Armando Palacio Valds
His great need had developed his strategical powers, and accident had seemed to further his design.A Sheaf of Corn|Mary E. Mann