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Syllabification: lo·gis·tics
Pronunciation: /ləˈjistiks

Definition of logistics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular or plural]
1The detailed coordination of a complex operation involving many people, facilities, or supplies: the logistics and costs of a vaccination campaign
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  • Take, for instance this statement in my letter detailing the logistics.
  • A pilot study provides the researcher with experiential logistics from actual procedural implementation.
  • The costs and logistics involved in caring for children under two has meant far fewer places for this age group and a longer wait for young families.
organization, planning, plans, management, arrangement, administration, orchestration, coordination, execution, handling, running
1.1 Military The organization of moving, housing, and supplying troops and equipment.
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  • He taught himself about the use of modern artillery, logistics, military organisation and strategy.
  • The ending of the Cold War has had profound effects upon the philosophy of, and approach to, military logistics.
  • The logistics of moving the troops and equipment is not what takes the most time in this process.
1.2The commercial activity of transporting goods to customers: [as modifier]: Germany’s largest beverage logistics organization
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  • The second challenge is associated with the need to maximize the total capacity of the transport and logistics business through performance capability.
  • After five years, he had managed to negotiate a merger with another transport and logistics group, Ocean.
  • It houses customer service, logistics, storage, administration, accounts and support for online sales and enquiries.


late 19th century (in the sense 'movement and supplying of troops and equipment'): from French logistique, from loger 'lodge'.

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