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op·ti·mum

 (ŏp′tə-məm)
n. pl. op·ti·ma (-mə) or op·ti·mums
1. The point at which the condition, degree, or amount of something is the most favorable.
2. Biology The most favorable condition for growth and reproduction.
adj.
Most favorable or advantageous; best.

[Latin, neuter sing. of optimus, best; see op- in Indo-European roots.]

optimum

(ˈɒptɪməm)
n, pl -ma (-mə) or -mums
a condition, degree, amount or compromise that produces the best possible result
adj
most favourable or advantageous; best: optimum conditions.
[C19: from Latin: the best (thing), from optimus best; see optimism]

op•ti•mum

(ˈɒp tə məm)

n., pl. -ma (-mə), -mums, n.
1. the most favorable point, degree, or amount of something for obtaining a given result.
2. the most favorable conditions for the growth of an organism.
3. the best result obtainable under specific conditions.
adj.
4. most favorable or desirable; best.
[1875–80; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.optimum - most favorable conditions or greatest degree or amount possible under given circumstances
goodness, good - that which is pleasing or valuable or useful; "weigh the good against the bad"; "among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization"
Adj.1.optimum - most desirable possible under a restriction expressed or implied; "an optimum return on capital"; "optimal concentration of a drug"
best - (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities; "the best film of the year"; "the best solution"; "the best time for planting"; "wore his best suit"

optimum

optimal
adjective ideal, best, highest, finest, choicest, perfect, supreme, peak, outstanding, first-class, foremost, first-rate, flawless, superlative, pre-eminent, most excellent, A1 or A-one (informal), most favourable or advantageous how to make the optimum use of resources
lowest, least, poorest, worst, minimal, inferior

optimum

adjective
Surpassing all others in quality:
Translations

optimum

[ˈɒptɪməm]
A. ADJ [level, number] → óptimo
in optimum conditionsen las condiciones óptimas or más favorables
within the optimum timedentro del tiempo ideal
for optimum healthpara gozar de buena salud
B. N (optimums or optima (pl)) [ˈɒptɪmə] the optimumlo óptimo, lo mejor
they are not functioning at their optimumno están funcionando lo mejor que pueden, no están funcionando al nivel óptimo

optimum

[ˈɒptɪməm] adj [conditions, rate, amount] → optimal(e), optimum

optimum

adjoptimal; results, conditions alsobestmöglich; for optimum healthfür beste Gesundheit
n pl <optima or -s> → Optimum nt; at an optimumoptimal

optimum

[ˈɒptɪməm]
1. adjottimale
2. n (optimums or optima 'Aptim& (pl)) → optimum m inv, condizioni fpl ottimali

op·ti·mum

a. óptimo-a, el mejor, la mejor;
___ temperaturetemperatura ___.

optimum

adj óptimo
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It is true, that if the affection or aptness of the children be extraordinary, then it is good not to cross it; but generally the precept is good, optimum elige, suave et facile illud faciet consuetudo.
And then it was a fine report in Latin, which the sub-monitor of Torchi carried piteously to Dom Claude with this dolorous marginal comment,-- Rixa; prima causa vinum optimum potatum .
Optimum General Companies has announced AM Best has upgraded the financial strength rating of the company to A from A-, the company said.
Release date- 30082019 - AM Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings to 'a' from 'a-' of the members of Optimum General Companies (Optimum General).
To bring in a new source of income, Jenkins agreed for Optimum Financial Solutions to administer a pension scheme called Optimum Retirement Benefits Plan (ORBP).
We are very proud of the relationships we have with our clients and the comfort they have in banking with Optimum. We are striving every day to make Optimum the best in class for personal and business banking".
We've exceeded expectation having achieved a position where around one in four second mortgages in the UK is completed by Optimum.
This transaction, which recently obtained regulatory approval, allows Optimum to add resources to its current team of managers, integrate technology into its management toolkit and broaden its range of asset management strategies.
Called PC Optimum, the combined loyalty program will allow members to earn and redeem loyalty points across Loblaw's network of nearly 2,500 grocery and drug stores and its e-commerce sites via a single card or app.
The improved loyalty program represents a "big step change" in the Optimum proposition and how SDM communicates with its customers, says David Harrington, the company's vice president for business analytics and Optimum.
Optimum is contracted to supply 5.5 million tons per year to Eskom, South Africa's electricity provider, based on an agreement signed in 1993.