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

  • adjective Relating to, using, or involving tactics, especially in military or naval operations, and often in contrast to strategy.
  • adjective Characterized by adroitness, ingenuity, or skill.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining or relating to tactics; connected with the art or practice of conducting hostile operations: as, tactical combinations.
  • Characterized by adroit planning or management; artfully directed; manœuvering: as, tactical efforts or movements in politics.

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

  • adjective of, or relating to tactics
  • adjective of, or relating to military operations that are smaller or more local than strategic ones
  • adjective adroit, skilful or ingenious
  • adjective firearms having a military appearance, typically with a bipod, adjustable stock, and a detachable magazine.

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

  • adjective of or pertaining to tactic or tactics


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