linear programming

noun

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

First Known Use of linear programming

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linear%20programming. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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