Optimum meaning

ŏptə-məm
The definition of optimum is the best.

An example of something optimum is a vacation package with great features and low cost.

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Most favorable or advantageous; best.
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Optimum is the point at which something is the best.

An example of the optimum is the best growing condition for a plant.

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The point at which the condition, degree, or amount of something is the most favorable.
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The best or most favorable degree, condition, amount, etc.
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The amount of heat, light, moisture, food, etc. most favorable for growth and reproduction.
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Most favorable or desirable; best; optimal.
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The point at which the condition, degree, or amount of something is the most favorable.
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The most favorable condition for growth and reproduction.
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Most favorable or advantageous; best.
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Best or most advantageous; surpassing all others.
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The most favorable condition for growth and reproduction.
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Origin of optimum

  • Latin neuter sing. of optimus best op- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From New Latin, neuter of Latin optimus (“best, very good"), from root op in ops (“work"), omnis (“all").

    From Wiktionary