optimal

[op-tuh-muhl]
adjective
optimum ( def 3 ).

Origin:
1885–90; optim(um) + -al1

optimally, adverb
superoptimal, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To optimally
Collins
World English Dictionary
optimal (ˈɒptɪməl)
 
adj
another word for optimum
 
opti'mality
 
n
 
'optimally
 
adv

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

optimal
"most favorable," 1890, from L. optimus (see optimum). Originally a word in biology.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Here, scientifically backed tips to help you perform optimally in four
  temperature zones.
Focusing disrupts judgmental self-consciousness and allows you to be optimally
  productive.
They do not understand that my job requires a master's degree and optimally,
  some other post-graduate work.
Imagine if all the objects in the world had all the information that they
  needed to function optimally.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;