strategic stra‧te‧gic [strəˈtiːdʒɪk] adjective
done as part of a plan to gain an advantage or achieve a particular purpose:

• There may be strategic advantages in manufacturers remaining separate from retailers.

• We need to define our strategic goals.

Strategic decisions are those which determine the long-term policies of the firm.

— strategically adverb :

• This is a strategically important acquisition for the group.

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strategic UK US /strəˈtiːdʒɪk/ adjective (also strategical) MANAGEMENT
relating to the way in which an organization, country, etc. decides what it wants to achieve and plans actions and use of resources over time to do this: »

The company has grown through strategic acquisitions which have taken them into new markets.

strategic goal/objective/priority »

A company must define its strategic objectives.

strategic decision/initiative/review »

The new CEO carried out a strategic review of the management structure.


a strategic move/position

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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