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logistic1

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

logistic2

/lɒˈdʒɪstɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to logistics
Derived Forms
logistically, adverb

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
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Word Origin and History for logistical

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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