Meaning of OPTIMIZATION in English
/op'teuh meuh zay"sheuhn/
1. the fact of optimizing; making the best of anything.
2. the condition of being optimized.
3. Math. a mathematical technique for finding a maximum or minimum value of a function of several variables subject to a set of constraints, as linear programming or systems analysis.
[ 1855-60; OPTIMIZE + -ATION ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012