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or lo·gis·ti·cal

[loh-jis-tik or loh-jis-ti-kuh l; luh-]
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  1. of or relating to logistics.
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Origin of logistic1

First recorded in 1930–35; back formation from logistics
Related formslo·gis·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·lo·gis·ti·cal, adjectiveun·lo·gis·ti·cal, adjective


[loh-jis-tik, luh-]
noun Sometimes logistics.
  1. symbolic logic.
  2. Archaic. mathematical calculation.
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  1. of or relating to logistic.
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Origin of logistic2

1620–30; < French logistique < Late Latin logisticus of computation < Greek logistikós skilled in calculation, rational, equivalent to logist(ḗs) calculator, reasoner (*logid-, base of logízein to reckon, verbal derivative of lógos word (see logos) + -tēs agent suffix, with dt > st) + -ikos -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for logistic


  1. an uninterpreted calculus or system of symbolic logicCompare formal language
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  1. maths (of a curve) having an equation of the form y = k /(1 + e a + bx), where b is less than zero
  2. rare of, relating to, or skilled in arithmetical calculations
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Word Origin

C17: via French, from Late Latin logisticus of calculation, from Greek logistikos rational, from logos word, reason



  1. of or relating to logistics
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Derived Formslogistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for logistic


"pertaining to logic," 1620s, from Medieval Latin logisticus, from Greek logistikos "endued with reason," from logikos (see logic). Related: Logistical (1560s); logistically. Logistics from this word, in the sense "art of arithmetical calculation" is from 1650s.

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