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logistic1

[loh-jis-tik, luh-] /loʊˈdʒɪs tɪk, lə-/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to logistics.
Also, logistical.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; back formation from logistics
Related forms
logistically, adverb
nonlogistical, adjective
unlogistical, adjective

logistic2

[loh-jis-tik, luh-] /loʊˈdʒɪs tɪk, lə-/
noun, Sometimes, logistics
1.
symbolic logic.
2.
Archaic. mathematical calculation.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to logistic.
Origin
1620-30; < French logistique < Late Latin logisticus of computation < Greek logistikós skilled in calculation, rational, equivalent to logist(ḗs) calculator, reasoner (*logid-, base of logízein to reckon, verbal derivative of lógos word (see logos) + -tēs agent suffix, with dt > st) + -ikos -ic
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Examples from the web for logistic
  • She had questions and theories and logistic concerns, but mostly she had doubts.
  • It also provides logistic and supply management services.
  • The government had to take such measures to prevent any movements or logistic support for them.
  • Such items include simulators to train pilots and crew members, base facilities and logistic support costs.
  • To find right spot with all logistic and safety measures, you need to drill few times.
  • Whether you define it as military base or not, it is used as a military base with logistic and repair capability.
British Dictionary definitions for logistic

logistic1

/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
Word Origin
C17: via French, from Late Latin logisticus of calculation, from Greek logistikos rational, from logos word, reason

logistic2

/lɒˈdʒɪstɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to logistics
Derived Forms
logistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for logistic
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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