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optimumadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈɑp·tə·məm/ (also optimal)
being the best or most likely to bring success or advantage: For optimum flavor, prepare just before serving.
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optimumadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈɒptɪməm/
the best or most effective possible in a particular situation: A mixture of selected funds is an optimum choice for future security and return on investment. The figures show investment below the optimum level in the UK. The software keeps your hard disk organized for optimum performance.
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