optic tract n.
A continuation of the optic nerve beyond its hemidecussation in the optic chiasm.
- Optic vesicle
optic vesicle n. See ocular vesicle.
[op-tuh-muh m] /ˈɒp tə məm/ noun, plural optima [op-tuh-muh] /ˈɒp tə mə/ (Show IPA), optimums. 1. the best or most favorable point, degree, amount, etc., as of temperature, light, and moisture for the growth or reproduction of an organism. 2. the greatest degree or best result obtained or obtainable under specific conditions. adjective 3. most […]
[op-tuh-muh l] /ˈɒp tə məl/ adjective 1. (def 3). /ˈɒptɪməl/ adjective 1. another word for optimum (sense 2) adj. “most favorable,” 1890, from Latin optimus (see optimum). Originally a word in biology. Related: Optimally. 1. Describes a solution to a problem which minimises some cost function. Linear programming is one technique used to discover the […]
- Optimal flexible architecture
database (OFA) Recommendations for logical and physical allocation of database files to disks. The OFA principles can be summarised as: isolate redo, rollback, temp, data and index files as much as possible. OFA can be combined with SAME (Stripe And Mirror Everything). (2007-02-28)