operations research

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noun
  1. the analysis, usually involving mathematical treatment, of a process, problem, or operation to determine its purpose and effectiveness and to gain maximum efficiency.

Origin of operations research

1
An Americanism dating back to 1940–45

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operations research

noun
  1. the analysis of problems in business and industry involving the construction of models and the application of linear programming, critical path analysis, and other quantitative techniques: Also: operational research

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