Examples from the Web for 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|DailyBurn|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Eleanor Clift|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The optimal intervals will ultimately depend on your schedule.Repetition Doesn’t Work: Better Ways to Train Your Memory|Gregory Ferenstein|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A precautionary move aimed at perfecting how much more the Banzi will need to take in order to reach an optimal high.
Unfortunately, many snack bars rely on sweet syrups and coatings for optimal taste rather than optimal nutrition.
The Brain also has an optimal operation speed, a definite rhythm in which it works best.The Brain|Alexander Blade
Alan went back to the map, realigning the laptop for optimal reception again.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town|Cory Doctorow
The optimal temperature for development of the particular organisms appeared to be about 100° F., in a moist atmosphere.The Preparation of Plantation Rubber|Sidney Morgan
They are more sluggish at this time and more vulnerable to predation than later in the season when temperatures are optimal.
Wide use is to be made of econometric models in the search for optimal solutions.Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
British Dictionary definitions for optimal
Word Origin and History for optimal
"most favorable," 1890, from Latin optimus (see optimum). Originally a word in biology. Related: Optimally.