- logistics "art of moving, quartering, and supplying troops," 1879, from Fr. (l'art) logistique " (art) of quartering troops," from M.Fr. logis "lodging," from O.Fr. logeiz "shelter for an army, encampment," from loge (see LODGE (Cf. lodge) (n.)) + Greek-derived suffix -istique (see -ISTIC (Cf. -istic)). The form in French was influenced by logistique. Related: Logistical.
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