Meaning of OPTIMUM in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈäp-tə-məm ]


( plural op·ti·ma -mə ; also -mums )

Etymology: Latin

Date: 1879

1. : the amount or degree of something that is most favorable to some end ; especially : the most favorable condition for the growth and reproduction of an organism

2. : greatest degree attained or attainable under implied or specified conditions

• optimum adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.