1. of or pertaining to tactic or tactics
; - Example: "a tactical error"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tactic \Tac"tic\, Tactical \Tac"tic*al\, a. [Gr. taktiko`s. See
Of or pertaining to military or naval tactics; hence,
pertaining to, or characterized by, planning or maneuvering
for the short term; -- contrasted with strategic, planning
for the long term.
-- Tac"tic*al*ly, adv.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: of or pertaining to tactic or tactics; "a tactical error"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
88 Moby Thesaurus words for "tactical":
Machiavellian, Machiavellic, acute, adept, adroit, advisable, arch,
arranged, artful, astute, blueprinted, cagey, calculated, canny,
charted, clever, contrived, crafty, cunning, cute, deceitful, deep,
deep-laid, delicate, designed, designing, devised, diplomatic,
feline, figured, foxy, guileful, in the works, ingenious,
insidious, inventive, knowing, methodized, on the agenda,
on the anvil, on the calendar, on the carpet, on the docket,
on the tapis, organized, pawky, planned, plotted, politic,
projected, prudent, rationalized, ready, resourceful, scheduled,
schematized, scheming, serpentine, set, shaped, sharp, shifty,
shrewd, slick, slippery, sly, smart, smooth, snaky, sneaky,
sophistical, stealthy, strategetic, strategic, subtile, subtle,
supple, sur le tapis, systematized, tactful, trickish, tricksy,
tricky, vulpine, wary, wily, wise, worked out