Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “logistics”

logistics

noun [plural] uk   /ləˈdʒɪs.tɪks/ us  
the careful organization of a complicated activity so that it happens in a successful and effective way: We need to look at the logistics of the whole aid operation.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
logistic
adjective uk   /-tɪk/ (also logistical) us  
logistic support/problemsPlanning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
logistically
adverb uk   /-tɪ.kəl.i/ us  
Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
(Definition of logistics from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of logistics?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Planning, expecting and arranging, but you might be interested in these topics from the Thinking about the future topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “logistics” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

aptitude

a natural ability or skill

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More