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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The procedure or procedures used to make a system or design as effective or functional as possible, especially the mathematical techniques involved.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the design and operation of a system or process to make it as good as possible in some defined sense

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of optimizing or taking an optimistic view of; the act of turning to the best account or making the best of.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of rendering optimal

Etymologies

optimize +‎ -ation (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • The most important aspect in optimization is freshm and quality content which is loved by various search engines.

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  • Sashihara uses the term "optimization" as one he thinks resonates with business leaders, but the discipline is more formally known as operations research.

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  • The term optimization is used to explain the procedure whereby finance is maximized by reducing costs and increasing the return.

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  • Third-order fit goes beyond activity rein - eight weeks long. 3 forcement to what I call optimization of effort.

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  • Another example of being flexible was the success we had in capturing non capital improvements or what we call our optimization program.

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  • DataDomain, StorWize or Ocarina Networks: Storage optimization is the emerging technology that CIOs need in order to cost-effectively deal with the mountains of data that enterprises store over long periods of time.

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  • It seems that optimization is the "word du jour" that everyone seems to be throwing around.

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  • Waste elimination and efficiency optimization is very true for Amazon also but you will never see Bezos say that as the objective.

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  • O'DOWD: According to the digital media research firm eMarketer, search optimization is a $2 billion industry, and that includes search suppression.

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