[op-ti-kuh l] /ˈɒp tɪ kəl/
of, relating to, or applying or the principles of optics.
constructed to assist sight or to correct defects in vision.
of or relating to sight or vision; visual.
of or relating to the eye.
of or relating to an optician or opticians or to their products, especially eyeglasses:
an optical service.
dealing with or skilled in optics.
of, relating to, producing, or involving light
of or relating to the eye or to the sense of sight; optic
(esp of a lens) aiding vision or correcting a visual disorder
1560s, from optic + -al (1). Of abstract art, from 1964. Related: Optically.
- Non-optimal solution
(Or “sub-optimal solution”) An astoundingly stupid way to do something. This term is generally used in deadpan sarcasm, as its impact is greatest when the person speaking looks completely serious. See also Bad Thing. [Jargon File] (1994-12-13)
[op-tuh-mis-tik] /ˌɒp təˈmɪs tɪk/ adjective 1. disposed to take a favorable view of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome. 2. reflecting a favorable view of events and conditions and the expectation of a positive outcome; demonstrating : an optimistic plan. 3. of or relating to . adj. 1845, from optimist + […]
[awr-uh l, ohr-] /ˈɔr əl, ˈoʊr-/ adjective 1. uttered by the mouth; spoken: oral testimony. 2. of, using, or transmitted by speech: oral methods of language teaching; oral traditions. 3. of, relating to, or involving the mouth: the oral cavity. 4. done, taken, or administered through the mouth: an oral dose of medicine. 5. Phonetics. […]
[awr-dn-ey-shuh n] /ˌɔr dnˈeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. Ecclesiastical. the act or ceremony of . 2. the fact or state of being . 3. a decreeing. 4. the act of arranging. 5. the resulting state; disposition; arrangement. /ˌɔːdɪˈneɪʃən/ noun 1. 2. the condition of being ordained or regulated 3. an arrangement or order n. early 15c., […]