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Definition of "optimum" []

  • The point at which the condition, degree, or amount of something is the most favorable. (noun)
  • Biology The most favorable condition for growth and reproduction. (noun)
  • Most favorable or advantageous; best. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "optimum" in a sentence
  • "However, they do implement what they call the optimum yield strategy, which seeks to minimize contango by looking for contracts in months that will generate the highest implied roll yield ."
  • "How can consumer attain optimum level of consumption in Cardinal Approach in case of: a. One good consumed."
  • "What should be the penalty if the optimum is not met and who should pay it?"