- to make as effective, perfect, or useful as possible.
- to make the best of.
- Computers. to write or rewrite (the instructions in a program) so as to maximize efficiency and speed in retrieval, storage, or execution.
- Mathematics. to determine the maximum or minimum values of (a specified function that is subject to certain constraints).
- to be optimistic.
Origin of optimize
Examples from the Web for optimized
Meanwhile, Project Morpheus is designed and optimized for one system.The Game You Wear on Your Face: Virtual Reality Is Finally Here
May 8, 2014
The next step was to create an investable, optimized instrument.They’re Here. They’re Investable. Get Used to It.
December 16, 2013
More basically, the very world we know has been optimized for life.Here on Earth, The Forgotten Founding Father, and Other Reviews
The Daily Beast
April 30, 2011
If we want to make sure that our money and civilian efforts are optimized and maximized, we need to get serious.Who's Watching Karzai?
December 17, 2009
Thus market cycles were optimized by the effects of higher productivity and diversified demands.The Civilization of Illiteracy
- (tr) to take the full advantage of
- (tr) to plan or carry out (an economic activity) with maximum efficiency
- (intr) to be optimistic
- (tr) to write or modify (a computer program) to achieve maximum efficiency in storage capacity, time, cost, etc
- (tr) to find the best compromise among several often conflicting requirements, as in engineering design
Word Origin and History for optimized
1844, "to act as an optimist," back-formation from optimist. Meaning "to make the most of" is first recorded 1857. Related: Optimized; optimizing.