Meaning of tactically in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtaktɪkli/

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  • 1In a way that relates to actions carefully planned to gain a specific end.

    ‘she tactically refused to comment on the issue’
    • ‘tactically speaking, it was a bad move’
    • ‘In exposing weak or faulty paths, the opportunity to operate tactically at the expense of competitors becomes apparent.’
    • ‘Tactically speaking, it is almost always better to have more centers than fewer.’
    • ‘While direct marketing may be used tactically, it must be a part of a brand's longer-term marketing plan.’
    • ‘Looking over your games will help you see your weaknesses and will help you improve tactically.’
    • ‘To win, you have to think in terms of odds and chances at victory, which makes you think tactically.’
    • ‘Price promotion could certainly help tactically in the short term.’
    • ‘Many designers don't think tactically about their decisions.’
    • ‘Traditionally, sales promotions have been used tactically to encourage brand switching.’
    • ‘Tactically speaking, I think we blundered early on and never really recovered.’
    • ‘Tactically he's very strong and he sees the situation not only before the match but during it.’
    1. 1.1In a way that relates to military tactics.
      ‘every aspect of the training must be tactically oriented’
      • ‘the operation was commanded tactically by a British Army officer’
      • ‘The invention achieved the objective - to make a nuclear weapon that was tactically useful.’
      • ‘He went further and occupied tactically important places inside the country.’
      • ‘The operation, commanded tactically by a British army officer, was divided into two.’
      • ‘The need for a tactically oriented air force, capable of attacking enemy front lines, was still there.’
      • ‘Tactically, the army in the field is continuing its remarkable demonstration of professional competence.’
  • 2British With the aim of preventing the strongest candidate from winning by supporting the next strongest, without regard to one's true political allegiance.

    ‘Labour supporters voted tactically to keep out the Tory’
    • ‘Labour's huge majorities owe much to a decision by electors to vote tactically.’
    • ‘His call only worked because a lot of people saw the sense in voting tactically.’
    • ‘Thursday is polling day and I urge you not only to vote, but to vote tactically.’
    • ‘There has been a move in this area to vote tactically for the Tories.’
    • ‘If I was American, I'd tactically vote for the Democrats.’