- 1[usually before noun] connected with the particular method you use to achieve something synonym strategic tactical planning to have a tactical advantage Telling your boss you were looking for a new job was a tactical error (= it was the wrong thing to do at that time).
- 2 [usually before noun] carefully planned in order to achieve a particular aim synonym strategic a tactical decision
- 3[only before noun] (especially of weapons) used or having an effect over short distances or for a short time tactical weapons/missiles tactical nuclear weapons compare strategic
- 4[only before noun] connected with military tactics He was given tactical command of the operation.
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NAmE//ˈtæktɪkli//adverb At the time, it was tactically the right thing to do. The enemy was tactically superior.