Sunday, 10 January 2016

constraint: Word of the day for January 10, 2016

constraint , n :
Something that constrains; a restriction. (mathematics) A condition that a solution to an optimization problem must satisfy. Lord Acton (John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton), the English historian, politician and writer whose famous statement "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely" justifies constraints on government, was born on this day in 1834.

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