lo·​gis·​tic | \ lō-ˈji-stik How to pronounce logistic (audio) , lə- \
variants: or logistical \ lō-​ˈji-​sti-​kəl How to pronounce logistic (audio) , lə-​ \

Definition of logistic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : of or relating to symbolic logic
b : of or relating to the philosophical attempt to reduce mathematics to logic
2 : of or relating to logistics a logistic problem
3 logistic : of, represented by, or relating to a logistic curve a logistic process



Definition of logistic (Entry 2 of 2)

Other Words from logistic


logistically \ lō-​ˈji-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce logistic (audio) , lə-​ \ adverb

Examples of logistic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Current solutions that exist outside of product packaging, such as pallet wrapping, plastic-free tapes and kraft paper void fill are also starting to take hold with retailers following suit with their shipping and logistic operations. Jen Root, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 Vaccine distribution poses several logistic conundrums, such as managing cold chain channels and coordinating several stakeholders. Naveen Joshi, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2022 Air cargo also grew in response to the logjams among logistic companies, such as long-haul shippers that had to deal with COVID-19 outbreaks among workers. Hugo Martínstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr. 2022 The Ukrainian claim of triumph comes as Russian advance has stalled amid logistic difficulties, flagging morale and insufficient manpower. Washington Post, 18 Mar. 2022 The Ukrainian army is accepting funds to support its logistic and medical operations both directly and through charity organizations. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, 24 Feb. 2022 And Chuck Lippstreu, president of the Michigan Agri-Business Association --which includes members that work with farmers, such as fertilizer manufacturers and logistic companies -- said the economic impact of the protest will be felt soon. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 9 Feb. 2022 Smart Dog Technology partners with area businesses for their shipping and logistic needs, Thaxton said, and partners with UPS, FedEx, Amazon and DHL to ensure packages are shipped. Alexandra Kukulka, chicagotribune.com, 27 Jan. 2022 In logistic terms, what such a mission would look like has scarcely changed since the 1950s. David W. Brown, Scientific American, 27 Jan. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The protests have been highly organized, with military-style logistic hubs keeping food, fuel and other resources flowing to the encampments, where each block has its own captain and night patrol. Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2022 And right now, Africa is not a global player in world trade as a result of the transportation and logistic industry, in my opinion. Denise (ajayi) Williams, Forbes, 6 Oct. 2021 This was a major logistic, diplomatic, bureaucratic and military accomplishment. Angus King, Time, 1 Sep. 2021 For some students, logistic or health reasons might make distance learning a better option. Emily Brindley, courant.com, 17 May 2021 Given the stringent logistic and storage requirements for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, administration will likely be limited to institutions that can guarantee and process high patient volume. Rita Numerof, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 Milley was speaking to reporters accompanying him on a trip to Colorado, and according to the Washington Post said critics are not taking into account the logistic of mobilizing additional forces on short notice. Jamie Mcintyre, Washington Examiner, 3 Mar. 2021 Obstacles abound, including the complex logistics of testing a workforce, the cost of a large-scale program, and the privacy concerns raised by employers taking on an unusually invasive role in their workers’ health. Fortune, 27 May 2020 The German Bundesliga resumed play in empty stadiums earlier this month after a two-month hiatus; other major leagues in Europe, including the Premier League, are trying to figure out the logistics of getting back to play. Eddie Pells, Houston Chronicle, 27 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of logistic


1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1905, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

12 May 2022

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“Logistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/logistic. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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