minimax principle

noun

Definition of minimax principle

: a principle of choice for a decision problem: one should choose the action which minimizes the loss that can be suffered even under the worst circumstances

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First Known Use of minimax principle

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Minimax principle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minimax%20principle. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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