linear programming

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Definition of linear programming 

: a mathematical method of solving practical problems (such as the allocation of resources) by means of linear functions where the variables involved are subject to constraints

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Unshackling scripted shows from the tyranny of linear programming has also given fans more power than network marketers who don't speak the language. Emma Grey Ellis, WIRED, "What Brought Sense8 Back—and What Killed It in the First Place," 8 June 2018 And Discovery is pursuing linear and non-linear programming and media other than video such as podcast, text, and service layer to expand its reach. Karen Chu, The Hollywood Reporter, "Discovery to Launch Mobile Subscription Service for Kids in Philippines," 27 Apr. 2018 Access to the streaming service will not require a cable television log-in, and the content will not overlap with the network's linear programming. Jeremy Barr, The Hollywood Reporter, "Fox News to Launch "Fox Nation" Streaming Service," 20 Feb. 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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