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[ op-tuh-muhl ]


/ ˈɒptɪməl /


  1. another word for optimum

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Derived Forms

  • ˈoptimally, adverb
  • ˌoptiˈmality, noun

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Other Words From

  • op·ti·mal·ly adverb
  • su·per·op·ti·mal adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of optimal1

First recorded in 1885–90; optim(um) + -al 1

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Example Sentences

There is no one chair that fits all—so find one that gives you the ability to make the tweaks you’ll need for optimal comfort.

It also features an automatic shut-off after two hours for optimal safety.

We feel strongly that we will go by the science, which dictated for us the optimal way to get 94% to 95% response.

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The key is to remember that the minimum dose for health and the optimal dose for performance are two separate questions.

In this interview, he explains the optimal ways to ensure maximum airflow inside a car.

If one really wants to go for optimal health the answer is the more the better.

The choice of Kline was widely mocked by the punditocracy as less than optimal.

The optimal intervals will ultimately depend on your schedule.

And the long-term trend of growth—unsatisfying, sub-par, sub-optimal, and insufficient growth—is still intact.

A precautionary move aimed at perfecting how much more the Banzi will need to take in order to reach an optimal high.

The Brain also has an optimal operation speed, a definite rhythm in which it works best.

Several wide tables have been optimised for wide (browser) windows and may not look optimal in narrow windows or other formats.

Here most of the species recorded actually find optimal conditions in an adjacent habitat.

They have no idea what should the appropriate or optimal equilibrium price level be.

Alan went back to the map, realigning the laptop for optimal reception again.


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