maximin

maximin

[mak-suh-min]
noun
a strategy of game theory employed to maximize a player's minimum possible gain.
Compare minimax.


Origin:
1950–55; maxi(mum) + min(imum)

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maximin (ˈmæksɪˌmɪn)
 
n
1.  maths the highest of a set of minimum values
2.  Compare minimax (in game theory, etc) the procedure of choosing the strategy that most benefits the least advantaged member of a group
 
[C20: from maxi(mum) + min(imum)]

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