Origin of optimal
Related Words for optimalexcellent, ace, best, capital, choice, flawless, highest, ideal, matchless, maximum, peak, peerless, perfect, select, superlative, top, A1, choicest, greatest
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Contemporary Examples of optimal
If one really wants to go for optimal health the answer is the more the better.Running 15 Miles a Week Could Slash Alzheimer’s Risk
December 12, 2014
The choice of Kline was widely mocked by the punditocracy as less than optimal.Bill Maher Wants You to Meet—and Beat—Republican John Kline
September 16, 2014
The optimal intervals will ultimately depend on your schedule.Repetition Doesn’t Work: Better Ways to Train Your Memory
July 12, 2014
A precautionary move aimed at perfecting how much more the Banzi will need to take in order to reach an optimal high.Hallucinating Away a Heroin Addiction
May 4, 2014
Unfortunately, many snack bars rely on sweet syrups and coatings for optimal taste rather than optimal nutrition.How to Buy Gluten-Free Without Getting Duped
April 12, 2014
Historical Examples of optimal
The optimal temperature for development of the particular organisms appeared to be about 100° F., in a moist atmosphere.The Preparation of Plantation Rubber
Alan went back to the map, realigning the laptop for optimal reception again.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
The Brain also has an optimal operation speed, a definite rhythm in which it works best.The Brain
Pressures caused by the demand for optimal market efficiency were behind this transformation.
The literate message assumed that the human being is the optimal source of information and the ideal receiver.
- another word for optimum (def. 2)
"most favorable," 1890, from Latin optimus (see optimum). Originally a word in biology. Related: Optimally.