Minimax meaning

mĭn'ə-măks'
Of or relating to the strategy in game theory that minimizes the maximum risk for a player.
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Of or having to do with a strategy or technique for minimizing the maximum error or loss.
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Such a strategy or technique.
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In decision theory, game theory, etc. a decision rule used for minimizing the maximum possible loss, or maximizing the minimum gain.
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To find the optimum play, or decision, to achieve minimizing the maximum loss.
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Origin of minimax

  • mini(mum) max(imum)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Wiktionary