any of several methods for finding where a given linear function of several nonnegative variables assumes an extreme value and for determining the extreme value, the variable usually being subjected to constraints in the form of linear equalities or inequalities.
(maths) a technique used in economics, etc, for determining the maximum or minimum of a linear function of non-negative variables subject to constraints expressed as linear equalities or inequalities
noun, Statistics. 1. regression analysis in which the dependent variable is assumed to be linearly related to the independent variable or variables.
noun, Mathematics. 1. . noun 1. (maths) another name for vector space
noun 1. graphic material that consists of lines or areas of pure black and pure white and requires no screening for reproduction. Compare (def 2).
- Linear thinking
noun a process of thought following known cycles or step-by-step progression where a response to a step must be elicited before another step is taken