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Definitions for tactical
ˈtæk tɪ kəltac·ti·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tacticaladjective

    of or pertaining to tactic or tactics

    "a tactical error"


  1. tacticaladjective

    of, or relating to tactics

  2. tacticaladjective

    of, or relating to military operations that are smaller or more local than strategic ones

  3. tacticaladjective

    adroit, skilful or ingenious

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tactical, Tactickadjective

    Relating to the art of ranging a battle.

    Etymology: ταϰτιϰὸς, τάττω; tactique, Fr.


  1. tactical

    Tactical refers to the specific methods and actions taken to achieve a certain goal or objective, often in the context of a wider plan or strategy. It involves careful planning and execution, often in response to immediate challenges or situations. This term is commonly used in military, business, and gaming contexts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tacticaladjective

    of or pertaining to the art of military and naval tactics


  1. Tactical

    A process on the tactical level includes activities that are performed on a short term plan. Such a process aims at managing processes on the operational level.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tactical in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tactical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of tactical in a Sentence

  1. Todd Vachon:

    Strikes of this kind are a tactical tool, they might be building towards a larger future action. I think a lot of activists are discovering the effectiveness of these strikes. Just a taste of a what a strike can feel like can light a fire under negotiations. I think we’re going to increasingly see these short strikes as a tool.

  2. Mike Pompeo:

    The U.S. troops withdrawing from Syria is not the end of America's fight. The fight is one we will continue to wage alongside you, the drawdown in troops is essentially a tactical change, it is not a change in the mission. It simply represents a new stage in an old fight.

  3. Carl Schuster:

    The tactical complexity is greater than last year’s, but operationally this exercise seems simpler.

  4. An EU official:

    We don't even know how to read what they are doing. If they are genuinely trying to open a negotiation, it would take them another 6-9 months to get to something. Or is it just tactical, and aimed at avoiding the blame?

  5. Barack Obama:

    But here's one thing that we can feel, we know, if our rhetoric about each other gets that mean. When we don't just disagree with people, but we start demonizing them, making wild, crazy allegations about them. That creates a dangerous climate. And if elected officials don't do more to explicitly reject that kind of rhetoric, if they tacitly support it or encourage their supporters to stand up inside voting places armed with guns and dressed in tactical gear, more people can get hurt, and we're going to be violating the basic spirit of this country.

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