game theory

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  1. a mathematical theory that deals with strategies for maximizing gains and minimizing losses within prescribed constraints, as the rules of a card game: widely applied in the solution of various decision-making problems, as those of military strategy and business policy.

Origin of game theory

First recorded in 1950–55

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British Dictionary definitions for game theory

game theory

  1. mathematical theory concerned with the optimum choice of strategy in situations involving a conflict of interest: Also called: theory of games

Derived forms of game theory

  • game-theoretic, adjective

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Scientific definitions for game theory

game theory

[ gām ]

  1. A mathematical method of making decisions in which a competitive situation is analyzed to determine the optimal course of action for an interested party. Game theory is often used in political, economic, and military planning.

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