optimization

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noun op·ti·mi·za·tion \ˌäp-tə-mə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of optimization

  1. :  an act, process, or methodology of making something (such as a design, system, or decision) as fully perfect, functional, or effective as possible; specifically :  the mathematical procedures (such as finding the maximum of a function) involved in this

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1857

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