# linear programming

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## linear programming

*n*

**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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Noun | 1. | linear programming - a mathematical technique used in economics; finds the maximum or minimum of linear functions in many variables subject to constraintsapplied 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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