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minimax

[min-uh-maks] /ˈmɪn əˌmæks/
noun
1.
a strategy of game theory employed to minimize a player's maximum possible loss.
Compare maximin.
Origin of minimax
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45; mini(mum) + max(imum)
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British Dictionary definitions for minimax

minimax

/ˈmɪnɪˌmæks/
noun
1.
(maths) the lowest of a set of maximum values
2.
(in game theory, etc) the procedure of choosing the strategy that least benefits the most advantaged member of a group Compare maximin
Word Origin
C20: from mini(mum) + max(imum)
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