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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Despite the wonky terminology, logistic substitution is quite familiar to most modern-day consumers. David Roberts, Vox, "The case for “conditional optimism” on climate change," 29 Jan. 2019 The campaign to restore logistic capabilities includes both military equipment, such as modular bridges, and civilian infrastructure including ports and waterways, officials say. Daniel Michaels, WSJ, "NATO Dusts Off a Cold War Skill: Moving Troops," 24 Oct. 2018 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

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The study, by Lewi Stone of both Israel's Tel Aviv University and RMIT University in Australia, examines the logistics of making such levels of murder even possible. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Study Shows Precisely How Nazi Infrastructure Enabled the Worst of the Holocaust," 2 Jan. 2019 Even the logistics of getting to the rally and back came down to red-versus-blue. Manny Fernandez, The Seattle Times, "Line for Trump’s Houston rally formed more than a day in advance," 22 Oct. 2018 Even solving just the first part of that puzzle would be hugely lucrative to retailers and the logistics firms that service them, giving companies better control over their shipments, and ultimately over what goes on their shelves. Hilary George-parkin, Vox, "The technology behind bitcoin is coming for retail, and you probably won’t even notice.," 18 Oct. 2018 According to figures quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Amazon’s package shipments in the U.S. have more than doubled in the last five years, and projected growth outstrips the delivery capacity of the legacy logistics firms. David Meyer, Fortune, "Amazon Wants to Help Entrepreneurs Start Businesses—That Deliver Amazon Packages," 28 June 2018 Under De La Rosa’s direction for the past 20 years, Imperial Freight has grown into a full-service logistics firm with a global reach. miamiherald, "Meet the new members of our CEO Roundtable," 11 June 2018 His father is the chief executive of the Medlog Group, a health care logistics firm, also in Porto. New York Times, "Alexandra Galasso, Manuel Salgueiro," 27 May 2018 Corcentric was founded in 1997 as a trucking-logistics firm called AmeriQuest by Doug Clark, and added a financial-automation business originally known as Corcentric in 2003. Joseph N. Distefano, Philly.com, "Merge to automate: Corcentric of South Jersey buys Source One of Willow Grove," 14 May 2018 The logistics firm plans to move to a new building Sterling Bay is constructing at the north edge of Lincoln Yards. Ryan Ori, chicagotribune.com, "Coalition pushes for 24-acre riverfront park on North Side," 15 Mar. 2018

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1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1905, in the meaning defined above

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