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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

As the film's director, Goodman was interested in just that; the logistics of the festival and the organizers who grossly underestimated the number of attendees who were planning to attend. Kendall Lindsay, Vogue, "Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary Festival May Be Canceled, But a Documentary Has Just Premiered," 2 May 2019 That made the cost and logistics of handling cash especially onerous. Alexandra Olson, The Seattle Times, "As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash," 14 Apr. 2019 And the royals have recently had three births there, and the logistics with the public and the media and everything have gone smoothly. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle May Not Give Birth at the Lindo Wing, the Royal Family's Favorite Maternity Ward," 3 Feb. 2019 First, there’s the considerable logistics capability required to seed supply chains starting in China in a way that ensures backdoored equipment ships to specific US targets but not so widely to become discovered. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "If Supermicro boards were so bug-ridden, why would hackers ever need implants?," 11 Oct. 2018 Time, money, and logistics are not simple obstacles to overcome. Fluto Shinzawa, BostonGlobe.com, "The soundtrack of the Tour de France," 29 June 2018 The logistics of producing a film in Cuba were far from easy, according to Ake, but the experience only pushed their creative instincts. Vogue, "Behind the Scenes of Donald Glover and Rihanna’s Guava Island," 13 Apr. 2019 But let’s be real: The logistics of this would be a bit complicated — to put it lightly. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "Fans Want BTS to Perform at Met Gala 2019," 3 Apr. 2019 The logistics of getting in can be a little tricky. Megan Friedman And Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "Disney Just Released New Details for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Both Disney World and Disneyland," 8 Mar. 2019

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1918, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1905, in the meaning defined above

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