# Definition:Operations Research

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## Definition

**Operations research** is the branch of applied mathematics which studies the management of human organizations.

## Also known as

**Operations research** is also known (usually in the UK) as **operational research**.

## Also see

- Results about
**operations research**can be found**here**.

## Sources

- 1998: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**operational research (OR)**(*US*:**operations research**) - 2008: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**operational research (OR)**(*US*:**operations research**)