American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the strategy in game theory that minimizes the maximum risk for a player.
- mini(mum) + max(imum). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This strategy would later be dubbed "minimax lookahead.”
“Thus, it will be necessary to register in the proper trade department, store, shop or "minimax," whatever kind of store there is, in the rural sectors and in the cities.”
“I agree somewhat with the sentiment, but I think you’re taking it a little too far, the damage to infrastructure and the economy from nuclear bombings would be greater than the equivalent number of traffic deaths, also cars aren’t thinking opponents, but terrorists are, so that justifies taking what game theorists would call a minimax strategy.”
“They get out their linear programming charts, statistical decision theories, minimax solutions, and compute the price-cost probabilities of their transactions and investments, just like we do.”
“When you include the domestic political calculus, choice #2 may unfortunately be the minimax decision in this situation.”
“Its aims were shaped by an extreme tail event (the Great Depression) and were explicitly minimax (to avoid a repetition).”
“Or we might consider the more risk-averse rule, the minimax principle: choose that action with the least bad worst possible outcome.”
“It is very similar to Gauthier's (1986) “minimax relative concession” solution.”
“I'm not sure if it would suit your purposes, and used a third-party hacked database link to work, but if you're going to continue with NWN, I could work on some systems like that in between the things I really should be working on, damn minimax.”
“The optimal mix exists and is, probably, of the minimax type.”
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