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Strassmann, Fritz
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strategic definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: relating to or concerned with strategy; "strategic weapon"; "the islands are of strategic importance"; "strategic considerations" [syn: strategic, strategical]
2: highly important to or an integral part of a strategy or plan of action especially in war; "a strategic chess move"; "strategic withdrawal"; "strategic bombing missions"

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1825 1. of, relating to, or marked by strategy <a strategic retreat> 2. a. necessary to or important in the initiation, conduct, or completion of a strategic plan b. required for the conduct of war and not available in adequate quantities domestically <strategic materials> c. of great importance within an integrated whole or to a planned effect <emphasized strategic points> 3. designed or trained to strike an enemy at the sources of its military, economic, or political power <a strategic bomber> strategical adjective strategically adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 of or serving the ends of strategy (strategic considerations). 2 (of materials) essential in fighting a war. 3 (of bombing or weapons) done or for use against an enemy's home territory as a longer-term military objective (opp. TACTICAL). Phrases and idioms: strategic defence initiative a projected US system of defence against nuclear weapons using satellites. Derivatives: strategical adj. strategically adv. strategics n.pl. (usu. treated as sing.). Etymology: F stratégique f. Gk strategikos (as STRATAGEM)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Strategic Stra*te"gic, Strategical Stra*te"gic*al, a. [Gr. ? of or for a general: cf. F. strat['e]gique.] Of or pertaining to strategy; effected by artifice. -- Stra*te"gic*al*ly, adv. Strategic line (Mil.), a line joining strategic points. Strategic point (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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. Strategic means relating to the most important, general aspects of something such as a military operation or political policy, especially when these are decided in advance. ...the new strategic thinking which NATO leaders produced at the recent London summit... The island is of strategic importance to France. ADJ: usu ADJ n strategically ...strategically important roads, bridges and buildings. ADV 2. Strategic weapons are very powerful missiles that can be fired only after a decision to use them has been made by a political leader. ...strategic nuclear weapons. ? tactical ADJ: usu ADJ n 3. If you put something in a strategic position, you place it cleverly in a position where it will be most useful or have the most effect. ...the marble benches Eve had placed at strategic points throughout the gardens, where the views were spectacular. ADJ: usu ADJ n strategically We had kept its presence hidden with a strategically placed chair. ADV: usu ADV -ed

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