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

Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of linear programming was in 1949

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“Linear programming.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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linear programming

: a mathematical method for solving practical problems (as the distribution of resources) with linear functions whose variables are given specific limitations

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