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optimum

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noun op·ti·mum \ˈäp-tə-məm\

Simple Definition of optimum

  • : the amount or degree of something that is best or most effective

Full Definition of optimum

plural op·ti·maplay \-mə\ also op·ti·mums

  1. 1 :  the amount or degree of something that is most favorable to some end; especially :  the most favorable condition for the growth and reproduction of an organism

  2. 2 :  greatest degree attained or attainable under implied or specified conditions

optimum adjective

Examples of optimum

  1. The substances were mixed in various proportions until an optimum was reached.



Origin of optimum

Latin


First Known Use: 1879


OPTIMUM Defined for Kids

optimum

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adjective op·ti·mum \ˈäp-tə-məm\

Definition of optimum

  1. :  most desirable or satisfactory <The shuttle is launched only under optimum conditions.>




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optimum

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noun op·ti·mum \ˈäp-tə-məm\

Medical Definition of optimum

plural op·ti·ma \-mə\play also op·ti·mums

  1. 1:  the amount or degree of something that is most favorable to some end; especially :  the most favorable condition for the growth and reproduction of an organism

  2. 2:  greatest degree attained or attainable under implied or specified conditions

  3. optimum adjective




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