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optimal

(mathematics)
Describes a solution to a problem which minimises some cost function. Linear programming is one technique used to discover the optimal solution to certain problems.

optimal

(programming)
Of code: best or most efficient in time, space or code size.
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For a younger woman with the highest nonmodifiable risk factors (only 10% of the population), optimally improving exercise, weight, and drinking could reduce the 10-year risk by 1.6% and the 20-year risk by 3.2%.
The acquisition of this long-standing supplier creates the basis for joint development of optimally matched, complete industrial solutions.
The percentage of the population served by community water systems who received optimally fluoridated water was calculated by dividing the population served by community water systems with optimal fluoride levels by the total population served by community water systems.
GE Inspection Technologies offers a range of phased array ultrasonic immersion transducers, optimally matched for use with the company's phased array flaw detection equipment.
Singh then said: "We see Uzbekistan as an important element in any effort to optimally utilise the energy resources of Central Asia".
The science of drug delivery can be summarized as the process of ensuring that the active substance in a pharmaceutical product is optimally delivered to the site of action.
Offering adjustable temperature heat sealing from 50 C to 185 C, it operates optimally with most foil and film seals.
With more than 10,000 state and local taxing jurisdictions scattered across the country, few if any corporate tax department, regardless of size, can optimally analyze the data, research the tax laws and rulings, and effectively negotiate with so many governmental bodies to minimize their property tax burden.
With more than 10,000 state and local taxing jurisdictions scattered across the country, no corporate tax department, regardless of size, could be expected to optimally analyze the data, research tax laws and rulings and effectively negotiate with so many governmental bodies to minimize their property tax burden.
"Important daily maintenance tasks assume an even higher priority in these situations if you are to keep the machine running optimally."
The new system replaces one with outdated components that were pieced together, not optimally located, and certainly not integrated, said Air Force 1st Lt.
Engineers out to improve the performance of cochlear implants have developed a version with sensors that may aid a surgeon in installing the device optimally.