logistic

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adjective

lo·​gis·​tic lō-ˈji-stik How to pronounce logistic (audio)
lə-
variants or logistical
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a
: of or relating to symbolic logic
b
: of or relating to the philosophical attempt to reduce mathematics to logic
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: of or relating to logistics
a logistic problem
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logistic : of, represented by, or relating to a logistic curve
a logistic process
logistically adverb

logistic

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noun

Examples of logistic in a Sentence

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Adjective
Schools across the country announced that the logistic difficulties in getting students to take the tests forced them to change their policies regarding testing in admissions applications. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 6 Feb. 2024 Such a move would likely face logistic and legal challenges of its own. Kelsey Walsh, ABC News, 1 Nov. 2023 This included piloting a program that engaged a private company for last-mile distribution of HIV medicines, streamlining fragmented public-sector logistic services, and strengthening the nation’s supply chains. Sergey Strashuk and Vira Horovenko, STAT, 1 Dec. 2023 President Biden’s inauguration of a White House Council on Supply Chain Resilience is welcome news, especially to those of us who have toiled on the operations of the global logistic sector for years. Harry G. Broadman, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Bang & Olufsen on Wednesday backed guidance after posting better-than-expected fiscal first-quarter earnings as profits benefited from price increases and the sale of more higher-margin products, while supply-chain and logistic costs normalized. Dominic Chopping, WSJ, 11 Oct. 2023 Worker-owners also get a say in logistic issues like dress codes and disciplinary policies. Daniel Kool, BostonGlobe.com, 19 June 2023 Photo: ina fassbender/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Henkel has raised its outlook for the full year after sales and earnings increased in the first half despite a persistently challenging environment characterized by high material and logistic prices. Giulia Petroni, WSJ, 10 Aug. 2023 Brands are competing not only for consumer attention but also for shelf space and logistic resources. Joshua Adragna, Rolling Stone, 30 June 2023
Noun
Vincent is cooperating with federal prosecutors by providing evidence of the meetings, logistics and actions of some of the other co-defendants who still face trial. Jay Weaver, Miami Herald, 9 Feb. 2024 But finance chief Vaibhav Taneja admitted last month on the Q4 investor call there was not much more scope to drive down procurement, logistics and manufacturing costs. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 8 Feb. 2024 The first round, which included B-1 bombers flown all the way from Texas, hit more than eighty-five targets across seven sites—command-and-control facilities, intelligence and logistics installations, and weapons depots. Robin Wright, The New Yorker, 6 Feb. 2024 Walsh and Bettman said time and logistics preclude inviting a bigger field, adding that other nations will have chances to participate in future events. Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 2024 But to ensure those forces’ long-term effectiveness, Europeans must improve their training and logistics planning. Arancha González Laya, Foreign Affairs, 2 Feb. 2024 As for the Red Sea, China has an interest in reducing tensions there, having invested billions of dollars in logistics and energy to expand trade in the region. Olivia Wang, New York Times, 2 Feb. 2024 The association helped figure out finances, taxes, zoning and logistics. Page Leggett, Charlotte Observer, 1 Feb. 2024 Jordan’s Tower 22, a U.S. outpost along the border where the three countries meet, houses about 350 U.S. engineering, aviation, logistics and security personnel, largely providing support to troops in Syria. Missy Ryan, Washington Post, 30 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of logistic was in 1905

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“Logistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/logistic. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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