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noun [U] (UK also optimisation)     /ˌɒptɪmaɪˈzeɪʃən/ US   /ˌɒptɪməˈzeɪʃən/
the process of making something as good or effective as possible: The airline's scheduling optimization program ensures that it serves the maximum number of passengers.
→ See also performance optimization
(Definition of optimization noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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