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Meaning of “optimal” in the English Dictionary

"optimal" in American English

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optimaladjective

 us   /ˈɑp·tə·məl/
optimum
(Definition of optimal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"optimal" in Business English

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optimaladjective

uk   us   /ˈɒptɪməl/
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 ​workersreach their optimal ​level of ​performance around 11 a.m. Different ​outsourcinglevels may be considered optimal at different ​times.
(Definition of optimal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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