optimal

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EtymologyEdit

From the Latin optimus +‎ -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.
  2. (artificial intelligence) Describing a search algorithm that always returns the best result.

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NounEdit

optimal (plural optimals)

  1. The best of its kind

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Latin optimum suffixed with -al.

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optimal (feminine singular 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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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French optimal

AdjectiveEdit

optimal m or n (feminine singular optimală, masculine plural optimali, feminine and neuter plural optimale)

  1. optimal

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