- left to one's choice; not required or mandatory: Formal dress is optional.
- leaving something to choice.
Origin of optional
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1. discretional, elective, voluntary.
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Examples from the Web for optionality
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June 22, 2013
- possible but not compulsory; left to personal choice
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Word Origin and History for optionality
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