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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. most desirable possible under a restriction expressed or implied;
- Example: "an optimum return on capital"
- Example: "optimal concentration of a drug"
[syn: optimum, optimal]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

optimal \op"ti*mal\, a. Best possible; most desirable; optimum; as, the optimal concentration of a drug. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

optimal adj 1: most desirable possible under a restriction expressed or implied; "an optimum return on capital"; "optimal concentration of a drug" [syn: optimum, optimal]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

24 Moby Thesaurus words for "optimal": best, champion, choice, elect, elite, for the best, greatest, handpicked, matchless, optimum, paramount, peerless, picked, prime, prize, quintessential, select, supreme, surpassing, unmatchable, unmatched, unparalleled, unsurpassed, very best
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

optimal 1. Describes a solution to a problem which minimises some cost function. Linear programming is one technique used to discover the optimal solution to certain problems. 2. Of code: best or most efficient in time, space or code size. (1995-10-05)