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linear programming

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1. (Economics) maths a technique used in economics, etc, for determining the maximum or minimum of a linear function of non-negative variables subject to constraints expressed as linear equalities or inequalities
2. (Mathematics) maths a technique used in economics, etc, for determining the maximum or minimum of a linear function of non-negative variables subject to constraints expressed as linear equalities or inequalities
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Noun1.linear programming - a mathematical technique used in economics; finds the maximum or minimum of linear functions in many variables subject to constraints
applied math, applied mathematics - the branches of mathematics that are involved in the study of the physical or biological or sociological world
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