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logistic

1

or lo·gis·ti·cal

[ loh-jis-tik or loh-jis-ti-kuh l; luh- ]
/ loʊˈdʒɪs tɪk or loʊˈdʒɪs tɪ kəl; lə- /
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adjective

of or relating to logistics.

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Nearby words

logicism, logicize, logie, login, logion, logistic, logistic curve, logistician, logistics, logjam, loglog

Origin of logistic

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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

Definition for logistic (2 of 2)

logistic

2
[ loh-jis-tik, luh- ]
/ loʊˈdʒɪs tɪk, lə- /

noun Sometimes logistics.

symbolic logic.
Archaic. mathematical calculation.

adjective

of or relating to logistic.

Origin of logistic

2
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 of 2)

logistic

1
/ (lɒˈdʒɪstɪk) /

noun

an uninterpreted calculus or system of symbolic logicCompare formal language

adjective

maths (of a curve) having an equation of the form y = k /(1 + e a + bx), where b is less than zero
rare of, relating to, or skilled in arithmetical calculations

Word Origin for logistic

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

British Dictionary definitions for logistic (2 of 2)

logistic

2

logistical

/ (lɒˈdʒɪstɪk) /

adjective

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

logistic


adj.

"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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