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Definition of "logistics" []

  • The aspect of military operations that deals with the procurement, distribution, maintenance, and replacement of materiel and personnel. (noun)
  • The management of the details of an operation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "logistics" in a sentence
  • "He taught at Belgium's military academy, so he may have picked up the term logistics, which military folks had just recently started to use in the modern sense, referring to how one goes about provisioning armed forces with food and other necessary materiel."
  • "On the left over here, you see what we call the logistics team, including Reggie Love, he's the personal aide to the president."
  • "This is -- on the left over here, you see what we call the logistics team, including Reggie Love."