Logistics



[loh-jis-tiks, luh-] /loʊˈdʒɪs tɪks, lə-/

noun, (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
the branch of military science and operations dealing with the procurement, supply, and maintenance of equipment, with the movement, evacuation, and hospitalization of personnel, with the provision of facilities and services, and with related matters.
2.
the planning, implementation, and coordination of the details of a business or other operation.
[loh-jis-tik, luh-] /loʊˈdʒɪs tɪk, lə-/
noun, Sometimes, .
1.
symbolic logic.
2.
Archaic. mathematical calculation.
adjective
3.
of or relating to logistic.
/lɒˈdʒɪstɪks/
noun (functioning as singular or pl)
1.
the science of the movement, supplying, and maintenance of military forces in the field
2.
the management of materials flow through an organization, from raw materials through to finished goods
3.
the detailed planning and organization of any large complex operation
/lɒˈdʒɪstɪk/
noun
1.
an uninterpreted calculus or system of symbolic logic Compare formal language
adjective
2.
(maths) (of a curve) having an equation of the form y = k/(1 + ea+bx), where b is less than zero
3.
(rare) of, relating to, or skilled in arithmetical calculations
/lɒˈdʒɪstɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to logistics
n.

“art of moving, quartering, and supplying troops,” 1879, from French (l’art) logistique “(art) of quartering troops,” from Middle French logis “lodging,” from Old French logeiz “shelter for an army, encampment,” from loge (see lodge (n.)) + Greek-derived suffix -istique (see -istic). The form in French was influenced by logistique. Related: Logistical.
adj.

“pertaining to logic,” 1620s, from Medieval Latin logisticus, from Greek logistikos “endued with reason,” from logikos (see logic). Related: Logistical (1560s); logistically. Logistics from this word, in the sense “art of arithmetical calculation” is from 1650s.

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