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OPTIMUM (optima)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does optimum mean? 

OPTIMUM (noun)
  The noun OPTIMUM has 1 sense:

1. most favorable condition or greatest degree or amount possible under given circumstances

  Familiarity information: OPTIMUM used as a noun is very rare.


OPTIMUM (adjective)
  The adjective OPTIMUM has 1 sense:

1. most desirable possible under a restriction expressed or implied

  Familiarity information: OPTIMUM used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OPTIMUM (noun)


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Meaning:

Most favorable condition or greatest degree or amount possible under given circumstances

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("optimum" is a kind of...):

good; goodness (that which is pleasing or valuable or useful)


OPTIMUM (adjective)


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Meaning:

Most desirable possible under a restriction expressed or implied

Synonyms:

optimal; optimum

Context examples:

an optimum return on capital / optimal concentration of a drug

Similar:

best ((superlative of 'good') having the most positive qualities)


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