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tactical

adjective
     
Related topics: Military
tac‧tic‧al
1 relating to what you do to achieve what you want, especially as part of a game or large plan:
Two players were substituted for tactical reasons.
tactical move/decision/ploy
a tactical decision to send in troops
tactical error/mistake/blunder (=a mistake that will harm your plans later)
2

tactical weapon/missile

PM a missile that is sent a short distance in military battle
3PM relating to the way military forces are arranged in a battle
tactically adverb

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