being below an optimal level or standard.
- Also sub·op·ti·mum [suhb-op-tuh-muhm]. /sʌbˈɒp tə məm/.
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How to use suboptimal in a sentence
It has always puzzled me that a seemingly suboptimal pacing strategy could produce so many world records.
As in the primaries leading up to 2010, the GOP is likely to have some vicious intraparty fights, possibly leading it to nominate suboptimal candidates in some races.Georgia Was A Disaster For Republicans, And It’s Not Clear Where They Can Go Next | Nate Silver (firstname.lastname@example.org) | January 11, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
Coach Mike Tomlin made the suboptimal choice to open the fourth quarter by punting after a fourth and one from his 46-yard line, giving the ball to the Browns despite trailing and gathering force.Browns shake off their history, secure first playoff win since 1995 | Adam Kilgore, Des Bieler | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Once they’re lit, they’ll burn for up to 15 seconds, which is handy for starting fires during emergencies or in suboptimal conditions.
Use the aforementioned tools to pinpoint the exact reasons for suboptimal speed, and then work to individually improve every aspect.Customer experience optimization (CXO) for online stores: Three proven SEO tactics | Harsh Agrawal | November 6, 2020 | Search Engine Watch