optimal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin optimum suffixed with -al.

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Adjective[edit]

optimal (not comparable)

  1. The best, most favourable or desirable, especially under some restriction.
    Finding the optimal balance between features and price is a common problem.
    1. (artificial intelligence) Describing a search algorithm that always returns the best result.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin optimum suffixed with -al.

Adjective[edit]

optimal m (feminine optimale, masculine plural optimaux, feminine plural optimales)

  1. optimal

German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

optimal (comparative optimaler, superlative am optimalsten)

  1. optimal (as good as can be had under certain conditions)

Usage notes[edit]

The comparative and superlative forms are proscribed; they are found only in informal speech.

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