Meaning of “optimal” in the English Dictionary

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"optimal" in American English

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us /ˈɑp·tə·məl/

(Definition of “optimal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"optimal" in Business English

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uk /ˈɒptɪməl/ us

the best or most effective possible in a particular situation:

Companies benefit from the optimal use of their resources and personnel.
We have found that our workers reach their optimal level of performance around 11 a.m.
Different outsourcing levels may be considered optimal at different times.

(Definition of “optimal” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)