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optimal

optimal

adjective op·ti·mal \ˈäp-tə-məl\

: best or most effective

Full Definition of OPTIMAL

:  most desirable or satisfactory :  optimum
op·ti·mal·i·ty \ˌäp-tə-ˈma-lə-tē\ noun
op·ti·mal·ly \-mə-lē\ adverb

Examples of OPTIMAL

  1. He keeps his engine tuned for optimal performance.
  2. Under optimal conditions, these plants grow quite tall.

First Known Use of OPTIMAL

1890

optimal

adjective op·ti·mal \ˈäp-tə-məl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OPTIMAL

:  most desirable or satisfactory :  optimum <optimal concentrations of a drug>
op·ti·mal·i·ty \ˌäp-tə-ˈmal-ət-ē\ noun, plural op·ti·mal·i·ties
op·ti·mal·ly \-mə-lē\ adverb

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