minimax theorem


Definition of minimax theorem

: a theorem in the theory of games: the lowest maximum expected loss equals the highest minimum expected gain

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First Known Use of minimax theorem

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Minimax theorem.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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