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optimal

op·ti·mal

optimal

 
pronunciation:
ap t ml
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: most wanted or desirable; producing or likely to produce the best result; optimum.
She and her doctor decided that surgery was the optimal course to take.The article says that eight hours of sleep is optimal for most adults.Conditions were not optimal for the rocket launch that morning.
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derivation: optimally (adv.)
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