logistics

[loh-jis-tiks, luh-]
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.

Origin:
1875–80; < French logistique quartermaster's work, equivalent to log(er) to lodge, be quartered (said of troops) + -istique -istic; see -ics

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logistic

2 [loh-jis-tik, luh-]
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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logistic1 (lɒˈdʒɪstɪk)
 
n
1.  Compare formal language an uninterpreted calculus or system of symbolic logic
 
adj
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
 
[C17: via French, from Late Latin logisticus of calculation, from Greek logistikos rational, from logos word, reason]

logistic or logistical2 (lɒˈdʒɪstɪk)
 
adj
of or relating to logistics
 
logistical or logistical2
 
adj
 
logistically or logistical2
 
adv

logistics (lɒˈdʒɪstɪks)
 
n
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
 
[C19: from French logistique, from loger to lodge]
 
logistician
 
n

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logistic
"pertaining to logic," 1628, from M.L. logisticus, from Gk. logistikos "pertaining to logic," from logikos (see logic).

logistics
"art of moving, quartering, and supplying troops," 1879, from Fr. (l'art) logistique "(art) of quartering troops," from M.Fr. logis "lodging," from O.Fr. logeis "shelter for an army, encampment," from loge (see lodge) + Gk. suffix -istikos.
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Example sentences
It's now a bit player in the business of logistics management and warehouse
  outsourcing.
Make your travel arrangements, and think about what logistics will fit your
  style.
The logistics of this are mind boggling but a start must be made.
There are definitely people that misunderstand the logistics of my day-to-day
  life.
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