Pronunciation: (stru-tē'jik),[key] —adj. 1. pertaining to, characterized by, or of the nature of strategy: strategic movements. 2. important in or essential to strategy.
3. (of an action, as a military operation or a move in a game) forming an integral part of a stratagem: a strategic move in a game of chess. 4. Mil. a. intended to render the enemy incapable of making war, as by the destruction of materials, factories, etc.: a strategic bombing mission. b. essential to the conduct of a war: Copper is a strategic material.Also,stra•te'gi•cal.