suboptimal

Below or less than the optimum.

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sub·op·ti·mal .səb-'äp-tə-məl adj less than optimal <a \suboptimal diet> <a \suboptimal dose of a drug>

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  • suboptimal — UK US (also sub optimal) /ˌsʌbˈɒptɪməl/ adjective ► below the highest level or standard, or not done in the best way possible: »Investors are stuck in sub optimal investments …   Financial and business terms

  • suboptimal — (adj.) also sub optimal, 1901, from SUB (Cf. sub ) + OPTIMAL (Cf. optimal). Related: Suboptimally …   Etymology dictionary

  • Suboptimal — Unter einem Optimum (lateinisch optimum, Neutrum von optimus ‚Bester, Hervorragendster‘, Superlativ von bonus ‚gut‘) versteht man das beste erreichbare Resultat im Sinne eines Kompromisses zwischen verschiedenen Parametern oder Eigenschaften… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • suboptimal — unglücklich (umgangssprachlich); negativ; ungut; schlecht; schädlich; nachteilig; ungünstig; widrig * * * sụb|op|ti|mal 〈Adj.; geh.〉 nicht optimal, nicht so gut, wie es möglich od. wünschenswert wäre ● eine suboptimale Lösung; eine suboptimale… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • suboptimal — adjective less than optimal A quickly produced suboptimal solution to a problem is often more useful than an optimal one that takes a long time to produce …   Wiktionary

  • suboptimal — “+ adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary sub + optimal : less than optimal a suboptimal diet …   Useful english dictionary

  • suboptimal — /sub op teuh meuhl/, adj. being below an optimal level or standard. Also, suboptimum /sub op teuh meuhm/. [1930 35; SUB + OPTIMAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • suboptimal — adjective technical of less than the highest standard or quality …   English new terms dictionary

  • suboptimal — sub·optimal …   English syllables

  • suboptimal — UK [ˌsʌbˈɒptɪm(ə)l] / US [ˌsʌbˈɑptɪm(ə)l] adjective formal not of the highest standard or quality …   English dictionary

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