purposefully as an integral part of a stratagem or any careful plan for achieving a particular goal: Plant trees strategically, with deciduous trees on the south and west sides of your home to cool the air in summer and let in warming sunlight in winter.
Military. with the specific intent of destroying materials, factories, etc., used by the enemy in waging war: During World War II, the Allies strategically bombed German oil refineries.
- non·stra·te·gi·cal·ly, adverb
- un·stra·te·gi·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use strategically in a sentence
The Covax Facility’s principle of simple equality for the first 20 percent is this strategic attempt to incentivize countries to get in — the kind that can pay.Who should get the Covid-19 vaccine first? Ethicists are fiercely debating how to vaccinate billions of people. | Sigal Samuel | November 20, 2020 | Vox
In short, industrial policy is a form of government planning to create or support strategic industries.
This trend is set to continue as publishers get more strategic about which fields they want to get involved in and which partners are the best fit.Deep Dive: How the future of publishing is taking shape in the ongoing coronavirus crisis era | Pierre Bienaimé | November 17, 2020 | Digiday
Self-sufficiency in semiconductor manufacturing is a strategic priority for China, but the nation has long struggled to produce its own chips.U.S. sanctions force Huawei to sell its budget smartphone brand | Naomi Xu Elegant | November 17, 2020 | Fortune
The results can then inform strategic planning and capital allocation decisions.
Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, is home to a strategically important base for Pentagon surveillance missions.
strategically, this turning of the Cotentin corner was very important.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day | James Jones | November 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
ISIS was never close to overrunning this strategically crucial location, Iraqi officials claim.
Pants were removed, chairs were put in place, laptops were strategically positioned on the edge of the bed, and we got to work.I Tried Cosmo’s Lesbian Sex Tips and They Were Terrible | Samantha Allen | July 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Two months later, ISIS captured the strategically important city of Fallujah in Anbar province.Why the White House Ignored All Those Warnings About ISIS | Eli Lake | July 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And then came the French counter-attack, strategically a very swift and brilliant counter-attack.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind | Herbert George Wells
Their country is important strategically because a route passes through it by which the Khaibar can be outflanked.The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir | Sir James McCrone Douie
A few strategically placed fluoros gave an eerie undersea light, just enough to see by—but no one could look in.The Sensitive Man | Poul William Anderson
I drifted across to the men's fires in search of Mulvaney, whom I found strategically greasing his feet by the blaze.Soldier Stories | Rudyard Kipling
It's a position that, judged by the criterion of imeedjit income, isn't perhaps so good as I deserve, but strategically—yes.Tono Bungay | H. G. Wells