Definition of tactically adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtæktɪkli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtæktɪkli//
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  1. 1in a way that is carefully planned in order to achieve a particular aim in a particular situation At the time, it was tactically the right thing to do.
  2. 2in a way that is connected with military tactics The enemy was tactically superior.
  3. 3vote tactically (British English) to vote for a particular person or political party, not because you support them, but in order to prevent somebody else from being elected Some voters may choose to vote tactically to try and secure a change of government.