What does optional mean?

Definitions for optionalˈɒp ʃə nl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word optional.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. optional(adj)

    possible but not necessary; left to personal choice


  1. optional(Adjective)

    Not compulsory; left to personal choice; elective.

    On that beach clothing is entirely optional.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of optional in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of optional in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Unknown:

    Pain is inevitable suffering is optional.

  2. M. Kathleen Casey:

    Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

  3. Unknown:

    Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

  4. Max Lucado:

    Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional.

  5. Representative Jason Chaffetz:

    Participation in this committee is not optional.

Images & Illustrations of optional

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