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operations researchnoun [U]

uk   us   (also operational research, abbreviation OR)
MANAGEMENT work that is done to ​find out ways of making the ​mainactivities of a ​company more ​efficient: Our ​operationsresearch is ​concerned with ​maximizingprofit.
(Definition of operations research from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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