maxim criterion

maxim criterion

[′mak·səm krī‚tir·ē·ən]
(mathematics)
One of several prescriptions for making a decision under conditions of uncertainty; it prescribes the strategy which will maximize the minimum profit. Also known as maximin criterion.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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