non·​op·​ti·​mal ˌnän-ˈäp-tə-məl How to pronounce nonoptimal (audio)
: not most desirable or satisfactory : not optimal
a nonoptimal working environment
nonoptimal solutions

Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonoptimal was in 1920

Dictionary Entries Near nonoptimal

Cite this Entry

“Nonoptimal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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