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optimum adj : most desirable possible under a restriction expressed or implied; "an optimum return on capital"; "optimal concentration of a drug" [syn: optimal] n : most favorable condition or greatest degree or amount possible under given circumstances [also: optima (pl)]

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From Latin optimum


optimum, plural optima or optimums


the best or most favorable condition


  1. best or most advantageous; surpassing all others


best or most advantageous



From optare, ‘choose, prefer’.


optimum n, optimus m, optima f
  1. best; neuter singular nominative and accusative form of optimus, superlative of bonus, good.

Extensive Definition

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.
optimum in Arabic: استمثال
optimum in Bulgarian: Оптимизация
optimum in Danish: Optimering
optimum in German: Optimierung
optimum in Spanish: Optimización
optimum in Persian: بهینه‌سازی
optimum in French: Optimisation
optimum in Croatian: Optimizacija (razdvojba)
optimum in Hebrew: אופטימיזציה
optimum in Lithuanian: Optimizavimas
optimum in Japanese: 最適化
optimum in Korean: 최적화
optimum in Polish: Optymalizacja
optimum in Russian: Оптимизация
optimum in Slovenian: Optimizacija

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