Definition of suboptimal in English:

suboptimal

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

technical
Of less than the highest standard or quality.
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  • Their disappointing results were largely due to suboptimal screening methods.
  • The increasing scarcity of more desirable hardwoods led people to make use of structurally suboptimal building materials.
  • Restrictions on trade provide, at best, a suboptimal approach to wildlife conservation.

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