# Pareto optimal

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**Pareto-optimal**

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### Adjective[edit]

**Pareto optimal** (*comparative* **more Pareto optimal**, *superlative* **most Pareto optimal**)

- (game theory, economics) Describing a situation in which the profit of one party cannot be increased without reducing the profit of another.
- (game theory) Describing a strategy that cannot be made to perform better against one opposing strategy without performing less well against another.

#### Usage notes[edit]

- This term can also be used to compare situations such that the situation in which fewer Pareto improvements can be made is considered more Pareto optimal.

#### Synonyms[edit]

- (describing a situation) Pareto efficient