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I've moved User:Timwi's changes from the article to here, and merged in what looked sensible. -Wikibob 00:33, 18 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Please merge[edit]

I found the following in the Sandbox. Please someone merge the information. — Timwi 16:52, 17 Jul 2004 (UTC)


to optimize (optimized)

  1. To act as an optimist.
  2. To make more efficient, specifically computer programs.
  3. To make somthing optimal.

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(1844) back-formation from optimist.

From the above and below I merged in two intransitive verb meanings:

  1. To act optimistically or as an optimist.
  2. To become optimal.

Other dictionary sites do list two intransitive meanings, [] has:

To be optimistic or act optimistically.
To become optimal.

[1] has the acting as an optimist meaning recorded in 1844 and making the most of meaning in 1857.

I left the related terms untouched, and finally I synchronised the changes with optimise.

-Wikibob 00:33, 18 Jul 2004 (UTC)


Is optimization a valid noun? Or can only optimizing be used? Wiki-uk 16:10, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Yes, optimization is a valid noun. —Stephen 21:11, 24 March 2009 (UTC)