From King Dictionary of Contemporary English strategic stra‧te‧gic / strəˈtiːdʒɪk / ●●○ W3 AWL ( also strategical / -dʒɪk əl / ) adjective 1 PM PLAN done as part of a plan, especially in a military, business, or political situation UN forces made a strategic withdrawal. strategic planning meetings a strategic decision to move production to Hungary 2 PLAN useful or right for a particular purpose Marksmen were placed at strategic points along the president’s route. 3 PM relating to fighting wars → tactical Marseilles was of great strategic importance. strategic arms/weapons (=weapons designed to reach an enemy country from your own ) strategic nuclear missiles — strategically / -kli / adverb Strategically placed video cameras can alert police to any trouble. Examples from the Corpus strategic • a strategic alliance • The two countries agreed to join together in a strategic alliance. • With such values, how are man-made brainpower firms to hold on to, and enhance, their only strategic asset? • strategic bombing • Deploying strategic crescendos, they had people jumping spontaneously out of their seats. • Recognizing it, they will feel entitled to consideration in strategic decisions. • It would give impetus to strategic disarmament negotiations, he said. • The smallest are unlikely to perform satisfactorily strategic functions like planning and economic regeneration. • The remote province is in a strategic location on the border with China. • strategic materials such as iron or steel • He had thus had achieved the greatest practicable measure of independence without squandering resources on strategic missile development. • We need to have a strategic plan for education in the next century. • Again there was a break with tradition for strategic reasons. • The British army made a strategic withdrawal across the English Channel. strategic planning • Doug Solomon retains his job as head of strategic planning. • Ellis said the proposed telecommunications bill is driving the consolidation of the industry -- and his strategic planning. • This is soon to be published in draft and will provide a strategic planning framework for the region to the year 2005. • Strategic Planning in Practice - a five-day programme for senior executives and directors involved in strategic planning. • By definition, strategic planning is remote; about locating highways and airports. • Part of the value of strategic planning is that it helps an organization recognize and correct its mistakes. • They are usually part of executive teams that are involved in strategic planning or new product development. • Although Mr Lamont will have day-to-day control of budget planning, Mr Major will take charge of the overall strategic planning role. strategic importance • Henley offers both organisations and individual managers the opportunity to carry out interdisciplinary research into issues of strategic importance. • This bridge we're guarding is of great strategic importance. • After all, what strategic importance could an ordinary tutor hide in his ordinary office? • Newark Castle was of strategic importance during the Civil War when it withheld three sieges by Parliamentarians. • To this day the strategic importance of Stirling is obvious to anyone approaching from the south. • Will he therefore take this opportunity to emphasise the employment aspect as well as the strategic importance of the fourth submarine? • From a military point of view, the strategic importance of the Iberian Peninsula was evident simply from looking at a map. • Of even greater strategic importance to the review was a condition set down by the Chancellor at the very beginning. From King Business Dictionary strategic stra‧te‧gic / strəˈtiːdʒɪk / adjective done as part of a plan to gain an advantage or achieve a particular purpose There may be strategic advantages in manufacturers remaining separate from retailers. We need to define our strategic goals. Strategic decisions are those which determine the long-term policies of the firm. — strategically adverb This is a strategically important acquisition for the group.