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optimal

[op-tuh-muh l] /ˈɒp tə məl/
adjective
1.
optimum (def 3).
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; optim(um) + -al1
Related forms
optimally, adverb
superoptimal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for optimally

optimal

/ˈɒptɪməl/
adjective
1.
another word for optimum (sense 2)
Derived Forms
optimality, noun
optimally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for optimally

optimal

adj.

"most favorable," 1890, from Latin optimus (see optimum). Originally a word in biology. Related: Optimally.

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