operational research

noun
chiefly Britain : operations research

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operational research or operations research noun
1. Research to discover how a weapon, tactic or strategy can be altered to give better results
2. Similar research to promote maximum efficiency in industrial spheres
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Main Entry:operate

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operational research,
British. operations research.

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ˌoperational ˈresearch f38 [operational research] (also ˈoperations research) noun uncountable (technical)
the study of how businesses are organized, in order to make them more efficient

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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