evolutionary operation


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evolutionary operation

[¦ev·ə¦lü·shə‚ner·ē ‚äp·ə′rā·shən]
(industrial engineering)
An iterative technique for optimizing a production process by systematically introducing small changes in the process and then observing and evaluating the results.
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The Firefly machine is one such example; our goal in constructing it was to demonstrate a system in which all evolutionary operations (fitness evaluation, selection, crossover, and mutation) are carried out online, that is, in hardware [9, 10].
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