# Optimization Algorithm

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An Optimization Algorithm is a search algorithm that can be applied by a optimization system (to solve an optimization task).

**Context:**- It can range from being a Combinatorial Optimization Algorithm to being a Continuous Optimization Algorithm.
- It can range from being a Global Optimization Algorithm to being a Local Optimization Algorithm.
- It can range from being an Offline Optimization Algorithm to being an Online Optimization Algorithm.
- It can range from being an Exact Optimization Algorithm to being an Approximate Optimization Algorithm, depending on the task's optimality guarantees.
- It can range from being a Single-Variable Optimization Algorithm to being a Multi-Variable Optimization Algorithm (MVO).
- It ranges from being a Maximization Algorithm to being a Minimization Algorithm.

**Example(s):****Counter-Example(s):****See:**Greedy Algorithm, Statistical Inference, Parameter Estimation, Local Maximum, Absolute Maximum.