lo·​gis·​tic | \lō-ˈji-stik, lə-\
variants: or logistical \ lō-​ˈji-​sti-​kəl , lə-​ \

Definition of logistic 

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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)

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logistically \ lō-​ˈji-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē , lə-​ \ adverb

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Hofmann postponed v2 indefinitely in May of this year, citing funding and logistic issues, as well as his day job running an immersive entertainment studio called Innerspace VR. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Vine’s successor Byte launches next spring," 8 Nov. 2018 Police said the brother was a civilian interface of the militants and provided logistic support to them, according to Nabi. Aijaz Hussain, The Seattle Times, "Fighting in Kashmir city leaves 3 combatants, civilian dead," 17 Oct. 2018 Now, among the targets were Iranian intelligence site and a logistic headquarters, military compounds, munitions storage warehouses. Fox News, "Lt. Col. Michael Waltz on tensions between Iran, Israel," 11 May 2018 Jackie participated in housing students for the foreign exchange student program, and worked as a logistic care worker at Konica Minolta, as well as a waitress at St. Mary's Home in West Hartford. courant.com, "Jacqueline E. Baxter," 24 June 2018 Welstead said Meacham has some logistic challenges to operate a commercial airline at this time, with the biggest barrier being able to align parking and passenger travel with a terminal. Sandra Baker, star-telegram, "It's been 20 years, but could commercial airline service be returning to Meacham Airport?," 21 June 2018 Truck drivers and logistic agents said protests took place in at least three cities, from Chengdu in the west to Jinhua in the east. Te-ping Chen, WSJ, "Truckers Protest High Gas Prices in Spotty Strikes Across China," 11 June 2018 Israel says the targets included weapons storage facilities, logistics centers, intelligence sites and logistic sites used by elite Iranian forces in Syria. Fox News, "The Latest: Israel says 'nearly all' Iranian targets hit," 11 May 2018 The culture authority, which was set up in October, aims to ratchet up production by offering cash, training and logistic support to emerging filmmakers. Alexandra Zavis, latimes.com, "Saudi Arabia is opening movie theaters. Now the kingdom wants to make movies too," 6 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Well, look, logistics is so complicated, so different than the ride-sharing world. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Why Uber will win the scooter wars," 6 Aug. 2018 The logistics are there, too: Most designers create just one set of samples, but Major committed to the investment of making two. Emily Farra, Vogue, "This Demi-Couture Line Is Bringing Inclusive Sizing to the World of Eveningwear," 25 July 2018 Even now, the logistics of reaching the far side are so daunting that no astronaut or probe has ever gone there. NBC News, "China plans historic mission to the moon's 'dark' side," 15 June 2018 The logistics of brushing your teeth while keeping the mirror clean are mind-boggling. Jessica Bloom, The Cut, "I Think About This a Lot: Kim Kardashian Brushing Her Teeth," 21 May 2018 According to them, the logistics and technicalities of the protections are unbearably repugnant. Luke Darby, GQ, "Donald Trump Is Waging War on Documented Immigrants," 7 May 2018 The logistics of finding free time together are almost as daunting, with Katie traveling to different sites in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, 3-5 days per week, and Patrick flying across the country a few times a month. M.a.c. Lynch, courant.com, "Love Story: He Pops The Question, She Shakes Her Head — Then Says 'Yes!'," 15 Apr. 2018 The logistics of eating at Fluffy Duck are rather unceremonial. Debbi Snook, cleveland.com, "Cleveland's Fluffy Duck Cafe specializes in croissants, breads (photos, review)," 5 Apr. 2018 Every day, Uber interacts with millions of customers and millions of drivers, and a visit to the company’s thirty-thousand-square-foot driver center in Queens gives a sense of how byzantine the logistics of these interactions are. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, "At Uber, a New C.E.O. Shifts Gears," 30 Mar. 2018

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1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1905, in the meaning defined above

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