Definition of Tactical

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to tactic or tactics. "A tactical error"

Partainyms: Tactic, Tactics
Derivative terms: Tactic, Tactics, Tactics

Definition of Tactical

1. a. Of or pert. to military or naval tactics; hence, pert. to, or characterized by, planning or maneuvering.

Definition of Tactical

1. Adjective. of, or relating to tactics ¹

2. Adjective. of, or relating to military operations that are smaller or more local than strategic ones ¹

3. Adjective. adroit, skilful or ingenious ¹

4. Adjective. (context: firearms) having a military appearance, typically with a bipod, adjustable stock, and a detachable magazine. ¹

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Definition of Tactical

1. tactic [adj] - See also: tactic

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tactical

tactical (current term)
tactical aeromedical evacuation
tactical aeromedical evacuations
tactical air command centers
tactical air commander
tactical air commanders
tactical air control center
tactical air control centers
tactical call sign
tactical call signs
tactical intelligence
tactical maneuver
tactical manoeuvre
tactical realism
tactical warning

Literary usage of Tactical

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1. The Military Dictionary (1987)
"He is responsible to the tactical air commander for the control of all aircraft and air warning facilities within his area of responsibility. ..."

2. How to Get It: A Guide to Defense-Related Information Sources (1993)
"Certification of need-to- know is required on request for publications Notes: This series includes: TACM - tactical Air Command Manual TACP - tactical Air ..."

3. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1870)
"The Prussian tactical Instructions for Grand Manoeuvres. Translated by Sir C. STAVELEY. London : 1870. 3. A tactical Retrospect of 1866. Translated by Col. ..."

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