tactical Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “tactical” in the English Dictionary

"tactical" in British English

See all translations
(Definition of tactical from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tactical" in American English

See all translations

tacticaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈtæk·tɪ·kəl/
relating to tactics; done in ​order to get a ​particularresult: He made a tactical ​error in ​agreeing to the ​debates. Tactical ​militaryoperations or ​weapons are used to ​achievespecificgoals.
(Definition of tactical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tactical" in Business English

See all translations

tacticaladjective

uk   us   /ˈtæktɪkəl/
relating to the ​methods used to ​achieve a particular ​result: He has plenty of tactical ​ability and is a great ​organizer. The tactical ​advantageoffered by ​cash is ​flexibility. a tactical error/mistake They made a tactical ​error by coming in with an ​offer that was so unrealistic.a tactical decision/move Analysts have largely viewed his ​resignation as a tactical ​move. the ​rise of tactical ​voting
(Definition of tactical from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of tactical?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“tactical” in British English

Word of the Day

parade

a large number of people walking or in vehicles, all going in the same direction, usually as part of a public celebration of something

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More