minimax

Definitions:

  • Of or relating to the strategy in game theory that minimizes the maximum risk for a player.
  • In decision theory, <xref>game theory</xref>, etc. a decision rule used for <xref>minimizing</xref> the <xref>maximum</xref> possible <xref>loss</xref>, or maximizing the minimum <xref>gain</xref>.
  • To find the <xref>optimum</xref> play, or decision, to achieve minimizing the maximum loss.
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