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adjective op·tion·al \ˈäp-shnəl, -shə-nəl\

Simple Definition of optional

  • : available as a choice but not required

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of optional

  1. :  involving an option :  not compulsory

optionality

play \ˌäp-shə-ˈna-lə-tē\ noun

optionally

adverb

Examples of optional in a sentence

  1. Jackets are required at the restaurant, but ties are optional.

  2. Many optional features are available on this car.

  3. Registration is optional, not mandatory.



1765

First Known Use of optional

1765


OPTIONAL Defined for Kids

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adjective op·tion·al \ˈäp-shə-nəl\

Definition of optional for Students

  1. :  left to choice :  not required <Costumes are optional at the party.>





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