logistics

[ loh-jis-tiks, luh- ]
/ loʊˈdʒɪs tɪks, lə- /

noun (used with a singular or plural verb)

the branch of military science and operations dealing with the procurement, supply, and maintenance of equipment, with the movement, evacuation, and hospitalization of personnel, with the provision of facilities and services, and with related matters.
the planning, implementation, and coordination of the details of a business or other operation.

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Origin of logistics

1875–80; <French logistique quartermaster's work, equivalent to log(er) to lodge, be quartered (said of troops) + -istique-istic; see -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for logistics

logistics
/ (lɒˈdʒɪstɪks) /

noun (functioning as singular or plural)

the science of the movement, supplying, and maintenance of military forces in the field
the management of materials flow through an organization, from raw materials through to finished goods
the detailed planning and organization of any large complex operation

Derived forms of logistics

logistician (ˌlɒdʒɪˈstɪʃən), noun

Word Origin for logistics

C19: from French logistique, from loger to lodge
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