optimal

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From the Latin optimum suffixed with -al.

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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

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optimal (comparative optimaler, superlative am optimalsten)

  1. optimal (perfect)
  2. optimal (as good as possible under a given condition)
  3. very good

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The comparation forms are considered incorrect by some prescriptivists, and are widely restricted to less formal usage.

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