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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of optimum

plural optimaplay \-mə\ also optimums

  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 in a sentence

  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 for Students

  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 optima \-mə\play also optimums

  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



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