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[loh-jis-tik, luh-] /loʊˈdʒɪs tɪk, lə-/
of or relating to logistics.
Also, logistical.
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 logistically
  • But outside the rural areas, where one indigenous language prevails, this is neither financially nor logistically feasible.
  • Today it is both economically and logistically feasible to obtain input from a large number of people.
  • logistically speaking, the huge field has been a disaster.
  • Also, they note that ants are a bit easier logistically to study than rats and mice.
  • logistically speaking, it's probably better on some levels.
  • So traveling with a family of six or more people can be logistically challenging and expensive.
  • But logistically, there is much more to it than that.
  • So logistically, this might be harder to grade exams in a similar manner.
  • Making prints is complicated logistically and must be done discreetly.
  • logistically, the team is led by senior scientists and administrative leaders.
British Dictionary definitions for logistically


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


of or relating to logistics
Derived Forms
logistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for logistically



"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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