Optimization vs Maximization - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between optimization and maximization

is that optimization is the design and operation of a system or process to make it as good as possible in some defined sense while maximization is the act of raising something to its greatest value or extent.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

optimization

English

Alternative forms

* optimisation

Noun

(wikipedia optimization) (en noun)
  • the design and operation of a system or process to make it as good as possible in some defined sense
  • Derived terms

    * optimization problem * continuous optimization * combinatorial optimization * convex optimization * discrete optimization * global optimization * stochastic optimization * unconstrained optimization

    See also

    * linear programming

    maximization

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of raising something to its greatest value or extent.
  • (mathematics) The process of finding the maximum value of a function.
  • See also

    * minimization