Definition: The best possible solution to a problem.
See also local optimum, optimization problem, prisoner's dilemma.
Note: Some search methods may get trapped in a local optimum and miss the global optimum.
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Entry modified 17 December 2004.
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Paul E. Black, "global optimum", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/globalOptimum.html