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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.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping Strategic weapons, war, or places provide military forces with an advantage: There are plans to modernize the US strategic forces. strategic arms reduction talksArms and munitions in general
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.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
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