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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [op-tuh-muh m]
    • /ˈɒp tə məm/
    • /ˈɒp.tɪ.məm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [op-tuh-muh m]
    • /ˈɒp tə məm/

Definitions of optimum word

  • noun plural optimum the best or most favorable point, degree, amount, etc., as of temperature, light, and moisture for the growth or reproduction of an organism. 1
  • noun plural optimum the greatest degree or best result obtained or obtainable under specific conditions. 1
  • adjective optimum most favorable or desirable; best: optimum conditions. 1
  • noun optimum The most favorable conditions or level for growth, reproduction, or success. 1
  • noun optimum best that is possible 1
  • noun optimum best possible; optimal 1

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Origin of optimum

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
1875-80; < Latin: noun use of neuter of optimus best, suppletive superlative of bonus good

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Parts of speech for Optimum


optimum popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for optimum

adj optimum

  • a1 — in good health; physically fit
  • ace — An ace is a playing card with a single symbol on it. In most card games, the ace of a particular suit has either the highest or the lowest value of the cards in that suit.
  • capital — Capital is a large sum of money which you use to start a business, or which you invest in order to make more money.
  • choice — If there is a choice of things, there are several of them and you can choose the one you want.
  • choicest — an act or instance of choosing; selection: Her choice of a computer was made after months of research. His parents were not happy with his choice of friends.

adjective optimum

  • top — Technical/Office Protocol
  • finestfines. Mining. crushed ore sufficiently fine to pass through a given screen. Compare short (def 29e). Agriculture. the fine bits of corn kernel knocked off during handling of the grain.
  • prime — of the first importance; demanding the fullest consideration: a prime requisite.
  • excellent — Used to indicate approval or pleasure.

noun optimum

  • goal — the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end.
  • target — an object, usually marked with concentric circles, to be aimed at in shooting practice or contests.

Antonyms for optimum

adj optimum

  • least — small in size; not big; not large; tiny: a little desk in the corner of the room.
  • worst — in ill health; sick: He felt badly.

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