optimal

[ op-tuh-muhl ]
/ ˈɒp tə məl /

adjective

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Origin of optimal

First recorded in 1885–90; optim(um) + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM optimal

op·ti·mal·ly, adverbsu·per·op·ti·mal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for optimal

optimal
/ (ˈɒptɪməl) /

adjective

another word for optimum (def. 2)

Derived forms of optimal

optimality, nounoptimally, adverb
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