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satisfice

[ sat-is-fahys ]
/ 藞s忙t 瑟s藢fa瑟s /
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verb (used without object) sat路is路ficed, sat路is路fic路ing.
to choose or adopt the first satisfactory option that one comes across: the tendency of decision-makers to satisfice rather than look for the optimal solution.
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Origin of satisfice

First recorded in 1955鈥60 (1560鈥70 in the obsolete sense 鈥渟atisfy鈥); satis(fy) + (suf)fice or (sacri)fice
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British Dictionary definitions for satisfice

satisfice
/ (藞s忙t瑟s藢fa瑟s) /

verb
(intr) to act in such a way as to satisfy the minimum requirements for achieving a particular result
(tr) obsolete to satisfy

Derived forms of satisfice

satisficer, noun

Word Origin for satisfice

C16: altered from satisfy
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