minimax

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Etymology[edit]

Blend of minimum +‎ maximum.

Noun[edit]

minimax (plural minimaxes)

  1. In decision theory, game theory, etc. a decision rule used for minimizing the maximum possible loss, or maximizing the minimum gain.

Verb[edit]

minimax (third-person singular simple present minimaxes, present participle minimaxing, simple past and past participle minimaxed)

  1. To find the optimum play, or decision, to achieve minimizing the maximum loss.

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