optional

[ op-shuh-nl ]
/ ˈɒp ʃə nl /

adjective

left to one's choice; not required or mandatory: Formal dress is optional.
leaving something to choice.

Origin of optional

First recorded in 1755–65; option + -al1

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optional
/ (ˈɒpʃənəl) /

adjective

possible but not compulsory; left to personal choice

Derived forms of optional

optionally, adverb
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