Definition of suboptimal in English:


Line breaks: sub|opti¦mal
Pronunciation: /sʌbˈɒptɪm(ə)l


Of less than the highest standard or quality: suboptimal working conditions
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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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  • That study included 284 patients, of whom 175 had controlled blood pressure and 109 had suboptimally controlled blood pressure.
  • There were many incidents of near-miss obstetric complications or suboptimally managed obstetric conditions due to lack of well-structured and continuous antenatal care.
  • Although it will require major revisions, it is an important step toward reforming a medical care system that is in disarray and serving our citizens suboptimally.

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