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n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
1. The aspect of military operations that deals with the procurement, distribution, maintenance, and replacement of materiel and personnel.
2. The management of the details of an operation.
[French logistiques, from logistique, logic (perhaps influenced by loger, to quarter), from Medieval Latin logisticus, of calculation; see logistic.]
n (functioning as singular or plural)
1. (Military) the science of the movement, supplying, and maintenance of military forces in the field
2. (Economics) the management of materials flow through an organization, from raw materials through to finished goods
3. the detailed planning and organization of any large complex operation
[C19: from French logistique, from loger to lodge]
lo•gis•tics(loʊˈdʒɪs tɪks, lə-)
n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
1. the branch of military science dealing with the procurement of equipment, movement of personnel, provision of facilities, etc.
2. the planning and coordination of the details of any operation.
[1875–80; < French logistique quartermaster's work, derivative of log(er) to lodge]
The science of planning and carrying out the movement and maintenance of forces. In its most comprehensive sense, those aspects of military operations that deal with: a. design and development, acquisition, storage, movement, distribution, maintenance, evacuation, and disposition of materiel; b. movement, evacuation, and hospitalization of personnel; c. acquisition or construction, maintenance, operation, and disposition of facilities; and d. acquisition or furnishing of services.
the branch of military science concerned with the movement and supply of troops. — logistician, n.See also: War
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