Meaning of MINIMAX in English


I. ˈminə̇ˌmaks, -nēˌm- noun

( -es )

Etymology: mini mum + max imum

: the minimum of a set of maxima ; especially : the smallest of a set of maximum possible losses each of which occurs in the most unfavorable outcome of a strategy followed by a participant in a situation governed by the theory of games — compare maximin herein

II. " adjective

: of, relating to, or based on a minimax, the minimax principle, or the minimax theorem

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