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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to strategy.
  • adjective Important or essential in relation to a plan of action.
  • adjective Essential to the effective conduct of war.
  • adjective Highly important to an intended objective.
  • adjective Intended to destroy the military potential of an enemy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of strategy; demanded by, used in, or characterized by strategy: as, strategic movements.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to strategy; effected by artifice.
  • adjective (Mil.) a line joining strategic points.
  • adjective (Mil.) any point or region in the theater or warlike operations which affords to its possessor an advantage over his opponent, as a mountain pass, a junction of rivers or roads, a fortress, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of or pertaining to strategy

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective highly important to or an integral part of a strategy or plan of action especially in war
  • adjective relating to or concerned with strategy

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek στρατηγικός (strategikos, "of or for a general", also "a treatise on strategy"), from στρατηγός (strategos, "the leader or commander of an army, a general"), from στρατός (stratos, "army") + ἄγω (ago, "I lead, I conduct").

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