[op-tuh-mahyz] /ˈɒp təˌmaɪz/
verb (used with object), optimized, optimizing.
to make as effective, perfect, or useful as possible.
to make the best of.
Computers. to write or rewrite (the instructions in a program) so as to maximize efficiency and speed in retrieval, storage, or execution.
Mathematics. to determine the maximum or minimum values of (a specified function that is subject to certain constraints).
verb (used without object), optimized, optimizing.
to be optimistic.
(transitive) to take the full advantage of
(transitive) to plan or carry out (an economic activity) with maximum efficiency
(intransitive) to be optimistic
(transitive) to write or modify (a computer program) to achieve maximum efficiency in storage capacity, time, cost, etc
(transitive) to find the best compromise among several often conflicting requirements, as in engineering design
1844, “to act as an optimist,” back-formation from optimist. Meaning “to make the most of” is first recorded 1857. Related: Optimized; optimizing.
[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 […]
- Optimum dose
optimum dose op·ti·mum dose (ŏp’tə-məm) n. The quantity of a radiological or pharmacological substance that will produce the desired effect without any unfavorable effects.
- Optimum population
noun 1. (economics) a population that is sufficiently large to provide an adequate workforce with minimal unemployment
[opt] /ɒpt/ verb (used without object) 1. to make a choice; choose (usually followed by for). Verb phrases 2. opt out, to decide to leave or withdraw: to opt out of the urban rat race and move to the countryside. /ɒpt/ verb 1. when intr, foll by for. to show preference (for) or choose (to […]