Even salt is chemically broken down and rebuilt for optimum flavor.
One reason for that is filmmakers shot with 16mm lenses on hand-cranked cameras for optimum authenticity.
The last two years was sort of the optimum personal fun, because we were the majority.
I read Anthropometry of Algerian Women and optimum Handle Height for a Push-Pull Type Manually Operated Dryland Weeder.
As for the search, which will soon resume, Soelisto confessed that “the capability of our equipment is not optimum.”
We would regard five or six couples as the optimum number, but seldom have we enjoyed this luxury.
Cultivation has been carried far beyond the optimum regions.
Some of us have not been able to perceive at all clearly the optimum lines of action.
In the present case the optimum temperature is in the neighbourhood of 35C.
My cousin, young Denny Swinton, was to dine with me that evening at the optimum.
1879, from Latin optimum, neuter singular of optimus "best" (used as a superlative of bonus "good"), probably related to ops "power, resources" (in which case the evolution is from "richest" to "the most esteemed," thus from PIE root *op- "to work") or to ob "in front of," with superlative suffix *-tumos. Originally in biology, in reference to "conditions most favorable" (for growth, etc.). As an adjective from 1885.