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Term of the Road Dictionary

linear approach

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Operations Transport Sustainable Transport
  • Definition : Approach which enables a solution to a problem to be determined, or a result to be achieved, from an approach by steps and procedures. Notes: 1. The general principle of linear methods is described by the following sequence: - identification (of the problem or the objectives); - collection (of data or of information); - analysis and diagnosis; - data processing or conversion; - achievement of solutions or results. 2. This kind of method is used for work such as laboratory tests or bridge construction.