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Definition of suboptimal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

suboptimal

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌsʌbˈɒptɪməl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsʌbˈɑːptɪməl//
 
 
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of less than the best standard or quality Some breeders keep their animals in suboptimal conditions. A score of 6 is optimal; 5 or less is suboptimal. compare optimal