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[loh-jis-tik, luh-] /loʊˈdʒɪs tɪk, lə-/
of or relating to logistics.
Origin of logistic1
1930-35; back formation from logistics
Related forms
logistically, adverb
nonlogistical, adjective
unlogistical, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for logistical
  • Here, for the first time, he encountered the logistical challenges he would face during the ensuing years of the war.
  • But these are superficial, or at best logistical complaints.
  • Some of the logistical details are changeable in writing groups and not all groups must work the same way.
  • Burying them under police stations would solve that logistical problem.
  • And having to share the airwaves with millions of cell phones can turn a rescue operation into a logistical nightmare.
  • The big obstacle isn't the writing, but the logistical placement of signs.
  • Supplying those stations posed a real logistical problem.
  • It would be both a traffic jam and a logistical nightmare, not to mention the clamor of the doorbell constantly ringing.
  • Plus, the technique lends itself to a computer programmer's mind and a food distributor's logistical demands.
  • Many of the logistical problems that had hampered the earliest phase of the response were being resolved.
British Dictionary definitions for logistical


of or relating to logistics
Derived Forms
logistically, adverb


an uninterpreted calculus or system of symbolic logic Compare formal language
(maths) (of a curve) having an equation of the form y = k/(1 + ea+bx), where b is less than zero
(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
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Word Origin and History for logistical



"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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