Definition of Operations research

1. Noun. Research designed to determine most efficient way to do something.

Generic synonyms: Research



Definition of Operations research

1. Noun. (context: operations) The application of scientific methods and techniques to problems of decision making, especially in business management and government administration. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Operations research

1. A group of techniques developed to apply scientific methods and tools to solve the problems of decision making in complex organizations and systems. Operations research searches for optimal solutions in situations of conflicting goals and makes use of mathematical models from which solutions for actual problems may be derived. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Operations research

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1. Defense Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis: Meeting the Challenge by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"GEN Maddox has expertise in operations research, simulation and modeling ... California, and director of the US Military Academy operations research Center. ..."

2. Decadal Survey of Civil Aeronautics: Foundation for the Future by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"Dr. Clarke is a member of the Airline Group of the International Federation of operations research Societies, AIAA, the Institute for operations research ..."

3. Building a Better Delivery System: A New Engineering/health Care Partnership by Proctor P. Reid, W. Dale Compton, Jerome H. Grossman, Gary Fanjiang, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine (U.S.), National Academies Press (U.S.) (2005)
"His current research interests include the management aspects of health care delivery, operations research, operations management, and global competition. ..."

4. Future Air Force Needs for Survivability by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Bonder has been a leader in applying operations research to national defense planning and policy issues, ..."

5. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"Search and rescue efforts involve operations research, computer technology, oceanography, ... 1950 Computer Aided operations research Facility ..."

6. Soviet Military Policy Since World War II by Richard Felix Staar (1986)
"Each service has at least one senior military academy—the faculties of which perform a considerable amount of operations research—and possibly a number of ..."

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