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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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 The first weekend of April can put elite high school track and field athletes in a logistic quandary. Richard Obert, azcentral, "High school track athletes can't miss between Sun Angel, Arcadia in big weekend," 5 Apr. 2018 Our program uses a number of popular classification algorithms, including logistic regression, random forest models and k-nearest neighbors. Matthew Osborne And Kevin Nowland, Smithsonian, "Can a Computer Model Predict the First Round of This Year’s March Madness?," 14 Mar. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The logistics centers are not unionized in the American sense of the word that a majority of their workers have voted to join a union and to have the union represent them. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "During Amazon Prime Day, Spanish union calls for strike," 13 July 2018 However, cops have enough to do and the logistics and reality of such a system would be troublesome. Bill Torpy, ajc, "Torpy at Large: Any excuse given for littering is garbage," 6 July 2018 The logistics of reuniting families has been difficult, experts say. Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, "Rep: 12-year-old blind girl among immigrant kids taken to Michigan," 5 July 2018 Bandow says her only conversation with Kanye involved the logistics of the sale: his assistant paid for the clothes and came by to pick them up the next day. Cam Wolf, GQ, "Kanye West Bought 100 Items During His Idaho Shopping Spree," 25 June 2018 The logistics of ordering genomic tests and the turnaround time for them, however, are very much under our control. Chadi Nabhan, STAT, "Barriers to genomic testing get in the way of precision medicine," 20 June 2018 The Facebook group has 75,000 members, and teachers are using the platform to spread information about the logistics of their protest, to discuss their demands from state legislators, and to encourage each other not to give up. Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox, "Facebook is in crisis mode. The teacher strikes show it can still serve a civic purpose.," 12 Apr. 2018 Intrepid travelers and Black Panther fans alike were intrigued, with many replying to the tweet to ask questions about the flight's logistics. Andrea Park, Condé Nast Traveler, "‘Black Panther’ Fans Can Now Fly to Wakanda from Atlanta," 21 Feb. 2018 On Monday, vendors came in shifts, bringing samples of their food and learning about the logistics for the festival, which has food booths in in Jax Brewery lot, Jackson Square, all along the riverfront and at the Old U.S. Mint. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "A sneak peek at French Quarter Fest's 2018 food," 4 Dec. 2017

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1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1905, in the meaning defined above

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