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[op-tuh-muh-zey-shuh n] /ˌɒp tə məˈzeɪ ʃən/
the fact of optimizing; making the best of anything.
the condition of being optimized.
Mathematics. a mathematical technique for finding a maximum or minimum value of a function of several variables subject to a set of constraints, as linear programming or systems analysis.
Origin of optimization
1855-60; optimize + -ation Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for optimization
  • Evolution is largely about tradeoffs, not optimization.
  • The authors point is one of local optimization and global optimization.
  • She didn't so much report stories as use blogging, invective and search engine optimization to create an alternative reality.
  • Somehow, the agony of sprite sheet optimization doesn't seem so burdensome after that.
  • The aim of this investigation is the optimization of explosive effects by varying of the explosive depth and charge.
  • Some proof that focus and optimization can improve the brain's performance comes from research on video gamers.
  • Many other processes and effects could be attributed to sleep state memory optimization.
  • The idea of optimization through interaction may be valid here but this is not quantum mechanics.
  • Resources are well spent to bring about a more equitable distribution, as equitable distribution is an indicator of optimization.
  • Evolution is nothing more then search space optimization.
Word Origin and History for optimization

1857, noun of action from optimize.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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