optimal

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adjective op·ti·mal \ˈäp-tə-məl\

Definition of optimal

  1. :  most desirable or satisfactory :  optimum <the optimal use of class time> <the optimal dosage of medication for a patient> <conditions for optimal development>

optimality

play \ˌäp-tə-ˈma-lə-tē\ noun

optimally

play \ˈäp-tə-mə-lē\ adverb

Examples of optimal in a sentence

  1. He keeps his engine tuned for optimal performance.

  2. Under optimal conditions, these plants grow quite tall.

1890

First Known Use of optimal

1890


OPTIMAL Defined for English Language Learners

optimal

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adjective op·ti·mal \ˈäp-tə-məl\

Definition of optimal for English Language Learners

  • : best or most effective


Medical Dictionary

optimal

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adjective op·ti·mal \ˈäp-tə-məl\

Medical Definition of optimal

  1. :  most desirable or satisfactory :  optimum <optimal concentrations of a drug>

optimality

\ˌäp-tə-ˈmal-ət-ē\play noun plural

optimalities

optimally

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