game theory


Definition of game theory

: the analysis of a situation involving conflicting interests (as in business or military strategy) in terms of gains and losses among opposing players

Other Words from game theory

game theorist noun

Examples of game theory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An algorithmic stablecoin however, tries to maintain its peg to the dollar through a game theory based economic incentive system. Rahul Rai, Forbes, 17 May 2022 His premise is that game theory can explain irrational human behavior. Neil Senturia, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 May 2022 One of game theory’s classic dilemmas is called the stag hunt. Lila Maclellan, Quartz, 17 Apr. 2022 There’s some game theory involved in winning an Oscar pool. Ben Zauzmer, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Mar. 2022 Daniel, who brought a terrifying yellow legal pad out to Fiji to show off all his game theory knowledge, then had an idea. Dalton Ross,, 17 Mar. 2022 Jameson Graber, an assistant professor of mathematics at Baylor who specializes in game theory, is used to studying efficient markets. Ben Cohen And Andrew Beaton, WSJ, 14 Mar. 2022 The Soviet equivalent of game theory, reflexive control theory is, at its essence, the art of manipulating opponents into acting in your (or in this case, Russia’s) best interest. Dominique Soguel, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 Feb. 2022 Yet, game theory doesn't take into account the passion of the game. Laura Beers, CNN, 11 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of game theory

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Game theory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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