**Linear programming** — (LP, or linear optimization) is a mathematical method for determining a way to achieve the best outcome (such as maximum profit or lowest cost) in a given mathematical model for some list of requirements represented as linear relationships.… … Wikipedia

**linear programming** — n. Math. a procedure for minimizing or maximizing a linear function of several variables, subject to a finite number of linear restrictions on these variables … English World dictionary

**linear programming** — Math. any of several methods for finding where a given linear function of several nonnegative variables assumes an extreme value and for determining the extreme value, the variable usually being subjected to constraints in the form of linear… … Universalium

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**linear programming** — tiesinis programavimas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. linear programming vok. lineare Programmierung, f rus. линейное программирование, n pranc. programmation linéaire, f … Automatikos terminų žodynas

**linear programming** — noun Date: 1949 a mathematical method of solving practical problems (as the allocation of resources) by means of linear functions where the variables involved are subject to constraints … New Collegiate Dictionary

**linear programming** — noun the branch of mathematics concerned with the minimization or maximization of a linear function of several variables and inequalities; used in many branches of industry to minimize costs or maximize production … Wiktionary

**Linear programming** — Technique for finding the maximum value of some equation subject to stated linear constraints. The New York Times Financial Glossary … Financial and business terms

**linear programming** — Technique for finding the maximum value of some equation, subject to stated linear constraints. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary … Financial and business terms

**linear programming** — noun a mathematical technique for maximizing or minimizing a linear function of several variables … English new terms dictionary