Definition of logistics noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ləˈdʒɪstɪks//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ləˈdʒɪstɪks//
    Running a business
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  1. 1[uncountable + singular or plural verb] logistics (of something) the practical organization that is needed to make a complicated plan successful when a lot of people and equipment are involved the logistics of moving the company to a new building In theory it’s a good idea—the logistics are the problem. We have the aid money, but the logistics of getting it to those in need are daunting. See related entries: Running a business
  2. 2[uncountable] (business) the business of transporting and delivering goods A logistics firm was hired for the deliveries. a list of jobs available in logistics See related entries: Running a business
  3. 3[uncountable] the activity of moving equipment, supplies and people for military operations a revolution in military logistics a contract to provide logistics support services to the British army See related entries: Running a business
  4. Word Originlate 19th cent.: from French logistique, from loger ‘to lodge’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: logistics