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optional

adjective
 
 
/ˈɒpʃənəl/
COMMERCE something that is optional is something that you can buy or do if you want to, but that you do not have to buy or do: Optional plug-ins cost a further $50 on average. optional accessories/components
optional extra COMMERCE, MARKETING something that can be added, at extra cost, to a basic product or service to make it more attractive, efficient, etc.: Some car manufacturers offer advanced stereo systems as an optional extra on their more expensive models.
Translations of “optional”
in Korean 선택적인…
in Arabic اِخْتياري…
in Portuguese opcional…
in Catalan opcional…
in Japanese 任意の, 選択の…
in Italian facoltativo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 可選擇的, 非強制的…
in Russian необязательный, факультативный…
in Turkish tercihli, isteğe bağlı, ihtiyari…
in Chinese (Simplified) 可选择的, 非强制的…
in Polish dodatkowy, dobrowolny…
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