Meaning of OPTIMIZATION in English


/op'teuh meuh zay"sheuhn/

1. the fact of optimizing; making the best of anything.

2. the condition of being optimized.

3. Math. a mathematical technique for finding a maximum or minimum value of a function of several variables subject to a set of constraints, as linear programming or systems analysis.

[ 1855-60; OPTIMIZE + -ATION ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .