Definition of objective function in English:

objective function

Syllabification: ob·jec·tive func·tion

noun

Mathematics
  • (In linear programming) the function that it is desired to maximize or minimize.
    More example sentences
    • The purpose of a linear program is to maximize or minimize an objective function subject to a set of linear constraints.
    • The first is a greedy algorithm that employs two objective functions sequentially, first minimizing the sums of the squares of the bin lengths and then minimizing the maximum bin length.
    • The Hessian matrix is usually required to generate a set of conjugate vectors to minimize a particular objective function.

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