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traveling salesman problem

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1.
any mathematical problem that involves determination of the shortest path through several points.
Origin of traveling salesman problem
1950-1955
1950-55; from the idea that a traveling salesman would face such a problem in making rounds within a territory
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(1996-12-13)

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