Definition of 'tactical'
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There are passengers who need to get off, but who have made an earlier tactical error. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Control of the crest gives its occupiers a tactical advantage over the surrounding battlefield, but also leaves them exposed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Sometimes the only way to win is to make a tactical withdrawal. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This data further supports the tactical advantage of not demanding a jury in a discrimination lawsuit. Christianity Today (2000)What he can certainly not afford is tactical errors. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His haste to return before the spring would prove to be a serious tactical error. JOSIAH THE GREAT: The True Story of The Man Who Would Be King (2004)But the risk was seen as justifiable because of the tactical advantages it would bring. BLACK KNIGHTS: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad (2003)And they made things worse with a hideous tactical error. The Sun (2010)My experience is that more and more complaints appear to be filed to gain a tactical advantage in court cases. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The bloke sanctioned the use of a fake blood capsule to gain a tactical advantage and then tried to cover it up. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If American troops went into combat they could expect to use tactical nuclear weapons. Warfare in the Twentieth Century (1988)Our counsel is, make a tactical withdrawal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The Socialists were committing a fatal tactical error. The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and RevengeIf this were a single incident, you could put it down to tactical errors. Times, Sunday Times (2010)At that point, management has some tactical advantages over the union. A Conceptual View of Human Resource Management: Strategic Objectives, Environments, FunctionsBut wait, is this a tactical error? The Sun (2014)At half-time we had to change things to try and give ourselves a tactical advantage. The Sun (2014)I think Wales have made a tactical error. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You only have to look at people to know what they are thinking, which gives you a tactical advantage in contests and at work. The Sun (2016)So a death, yes, but also a tactical withdrawal. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Indeed his failure to do so is generally reckoned a tactical error that doomed the Army of the Indus to destruction. KANDAHAR COCKNEY: A Tale of Two Worlds (2004)
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Translations for 'tactical'
British English: tactical ADJECTIVE
You use tactical to describe an action or plan which is intended to help someone achieve what they want in a particular situation.
It's not yet clear whether his resignation offer is a serious one, or whether it's simply a tactical move.
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