logistic

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or lo·gis·ti·cal

[loh-jis-tik or loh-jis-ti-kuh l; luh-]

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
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British Dictionary definitions for non-logistical

logistic

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noun
  1. an uninterpreted calculus or system of symbolic logicCompare formal language
adjective
  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

Word Origin for logistic

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

logistic

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logistical

adjective
  1. of or relating to logistics
Derived Formslogistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for non-logistical

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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