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Being the best or of the greatest value, sometimes under certain parameters or restrictions. For example, it is usually up to the HR department to select the optimal candidate for a job from a group of applicants by deciding which candidate meets the qualifications of the job.

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Steve used to sell his stocks early in order to secure a small profit, but then he started letting his profits run, for optimal returns.
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The engineering department was forced to work many grueling hours to find the optimal conditions for their new machines to operate under.
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For optimal performance the athlete consumed many dietary supplements which would allow him to run faster, jump higher, and be able use his body to it's fullest potential.
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