systems analysis

systems analysis
noun Date: circa 1950 the act, process, or profession of studying an activity (as a procedure, a business, or a physiological function) typically by mathematical means in order to define its goals or purposes and to discover operations and procedures for accomplishing them most efficiently • systems analyst noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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