suboptimum

adjective sub·op·ti·mum \ ˌsəb-ˈäp-tə-məm , \
variants: or sub-optimum

Definition of suboptimum

: less than optimal : suboptimal
  • suboptimum sales/conditions
  • Just this year the mathematicians finally proved that any product designed by geniuses to be used by idiots is suboptimum.
  • —John Gantz

First Known Use of suboptimum

1907

in the meaning defined above

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suboptimum

adjective sub·op·ti·mum \ -məm \

medical Definition of suboptimum


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