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logistics

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlogisticslo‧gis‧tics /ləˈdʒɪstɪks $ loʊ-/ noun 🔊 🔊 1 ARRANGE A MEETING, EVENT ETC[plural] the practical arrangements that are needed in order to make a plan that involves a lot of people and equipment successful 🔊 the day-to-day logistics involved with mininglogistics of 🔊 the logistics of travelling with small children2 [uncountable] the business of transporting things such as goods to the place where they are needed GRAMMAR: Singular or plural verb?In meaning 1, logistics is followed by a plural verb: The logistics of the camping trip were really complicated.In meaning 2, logistics is followed by a singular verb: Logistics is our speciality.
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logisticsIn between the media interviews, McCarthy Monday spent the day learning logistics.None of these ideas requires much in the way of money or logistics.Our third-party logistics and distribution network covers the United States.Of course the logistics of leaving my son for three weeks at a time had to be organised.Progress was made, however, on the logistics of a ceasefire, including agreement on monitoring procedures.Albert was standing in the vestibule overseeing the logistics.Hurley already knew that, but he was sure the logistics could be worked out if Coleman agreed.The logistics of the pregame and halftime shows still are being worked out.
From Longman Business Dictionarylogisticslo‧gis‧tics /ləˈdʒɪstɪks/ noun [plural]TRANSPORT the arrangements that are needed for goods, materials, equipment, and people to be in the right place at the right timethe logistics of shipping materials from Britain to Siberia reverse logistics
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