strategic Definition

  • 1relating to the identification of long-term or overall aims and interests and the means of achieving them
  • 2relating to the military or long-term planning

Using strategic: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "strategic" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The company's strategic plan for expansion is well thought out.

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    The government's strategic approach to foreign policy has been successful so far.

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    The general devised a strategic plan to win the battle.

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    The team made a strategic decision to focus on their strengths.

strategic Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using strategic

  • a withdrawal from a position or situation in order to regroup or reorganize


    The army made a strategic retreat to avoid further losses.

  • a position or circumstance that gives one an edge or upper hand in a situation


    The company's early investment in new technology gave them a strategic advantage over their competitors.

  • the ability to think ahead and anticipate future opportunities or challenges


    The CEO's strategic thinking helped the company stay ahead of industry trends.

Phrases with strategic

  • a cooperative agreement between two or more organizations for a specific purpose


    The two companies formed a strategic alliance to develop new technology.

  • the process of defining an organization's direction and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this direction


    The company's strategic planning resulted in significant growth and success.

  • a place that is important or advantageous in terms of its position relative to other areas


    The city's strategic location near major transportation routes made it an ideal location for a new distribution center.

Origins of strategic

from Greek 'strategos', meaning 'general'


Summary: strategic in Brief

The term 'strategic' [strəˈtiːdʒɪk] refers to identifying long-term goals and the means to achieve them, often in a planned and systematic way. It can also refer to military or long-term planning. Examples include 'The company's strategic plan for expansion is well thought out.' and 'The general devised a strategic plan to win the battle.' Phrases like 'strategic alliance' and idioms like 'strategic retreat' denote specific applications of the term.

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