Definitions for optimumˈɒp tə məm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

op•ti•mumˈɒp tə məm(n.)(pl.)-ma; -mums

  1. (n.)the most favorable point, degree, or amount of something for obtaining a given result.

  2. the most favorable conditions for the growth of an organism.

  3. the best result obtainable under specific conditions.

  4. (adj.)most favorable or desirable; best.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of optimum:

1875–80; < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. optimum(adj)

    most favorable conditions or greatest degree or amount possible under given circumstances

  2. optimum, optimal(adj)

    most desirable possible under a restriction expressed or implied

    "an optimum return on capital"; "optimal concentration of a drug"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. optimum(adjective)ˈɒp tə məm

    the best possible

    the optimum site for the construction of a new airport; the optimum number of students in a class


  1. optimum(Noun)

    The best or most favorable condition, or the greatest amount or degree possible under specific sets of comparable circumstances.

  2. optimum(Adjective)

    best or most advantageous; surpassing all others

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