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logistics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction lo·gis·tics \lō-ˈjis-tiks, lə-\

Simple Definition of logistics

  • : the things that must be done to plan and organize a complicated activity or event that involves many people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of logistics

  1. 1 :  the aspect of military science dealing with the procurement, maintenance, and transportation of military matériel, facilities, and personnel

  2. 2 :  the handling of the details of an operation

Origin and Etymology of logistics

French logistique art of calculating, logistics, from Greek logistikē art of calculating, from feminine of logistikos of calculation, from logizein to calculate, from logos reason


First Known Use: circa 1861

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