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strategic

adjective uk   /strəˈtiː.dʒɪk/ us  
C1 helping to achieve a plan, for example in business or politics: strategic planning a strategic withdrawal/advance Their bombs are always placed in strategic positions to cause as much chaos as possible. Strategic weapons, war, or places provide military forces with an advantage: There are plans to modernize the US strategic forces. strategic arms reduction talks
strategically
adverb uk   /-dʒɪ.kəl.i/ us  
Her scarf was strategically placed to hide a tear in her shirt. Central Asia is a fragile region, politically weak but strategically important.
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