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optimal adj : most desirable possible under a restriction expressed or implied; "an optimum return on capital"; "optimal concentration of a drug" [syn: optimum]

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  • italbrac RP /ˈɒptɪməl/
  • italbrac US /ˈɑːptɪməl/


  1. The best, most favourable or desirable, especially under some restriction
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the best

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Optimization or optimality is a term that may refer to:
For discussion of optimality in economics, see utility or efficiency (economics). See also Pareto efficiency (a synonym for "Pareto optimality").
Optimum Releasing is a film and DVD distribution company based in the UK.
Optimum TV is the brand name of a suite of digital media services offered by Cablevision Systems Corporation.
optimal in Arabic: استمثال
optimal in Bulgarian: Оптимизация
optimal in Danish: Optimering
optimal in German: Optimierung
optimal in Spanish: Optimización
optimal in Persian: بهینه‌سازی
optimal in French: Optimisation
optimal in Croatian: Optimizacija (razdvojba)
optimal in Hebrew: אופטימיזציה
optimal in Lithuanian: Optimizavimas
optimal in Japanese: 最適化
optimal in Korean: 최적화
optimal in Polish: Optymalizacja
optimal in Russian: Оптимизация
optimal in Slovenian: Optimizacija

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