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suboptimal Syllabification: sub·op·ti·mal
Pronunciation: /səbˈäptəməl/

Definition of suboptimal in English:

adjective

Of less than the highest standard or quality.
Example sentences
  • The presence of endometriosis, tubal factor, or suboptimal sperm quality may halve the likelihood of spontaneous conception.
  • In observational studies of handwashing, the frequency and quality of hand hygiene are consistently suboptimal.
  • I complained that conditions were suboptimal.

Derivatives

suboptimally

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adverb

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