• WordNet 3.6
    • v optimize act as an optimist and take a sunny view of the world
    • v optimize modify to achieve maximum efficiency in storage capacity or time or cost "optimize a computer program"
    • v optimize make optimal; get the most out of; use best "optimize your resources"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Researchers in Denmark found that beer tastes best when drunk to the accompaniment of a certain musical tone. The optimal frequency is different for each beer, they reported. The correct harmonious tone for Carlsberg Lager, for example, is 510-520 cycles per second.
    • optimize To hold or express the doctrines or belief of an optimist.
    • optimize To take the most hopeful view of a matter; hold or maintain hopeful views habitually.
    • optimize Also spelled optimise.
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  • Oscar Wilde
    “The basis of optimism is sheer terror.”
  • Philip Butler
    Philip Butler
    “Optimism and humor are the grease and glue of life. Without both of them we would never have survived our captivity.”
  • Robert Hewison
    Robert Hewison
    “Post-modernism is modernism with the optimism taken out.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Optimism. The doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.”
  • Havelock Ellis
    “The place where optimism flourishes most is in the lunatic asylum.”
  • Milan Kundera
    “Optimism is the opium of the people.”


In literature:

Stone followed the general policy of his predecessor, and brought to his tasks the energy of youth and the optimism of the West.
"The Armies of Labor" by Samuel P. Orth
No other American city so dramatically represents the futility of basing political optimism on a mere plan.
"The Boss and the Machine" by Samuel P. Orth
His determined optimism turned danger's dictation into an occasion for jollity.
"Pioneers of the Old Southwest" by Constance Lindsay Skinner
They bespoke cooperation of the highest existing types of loyalty, optimism, financial skill, and engineering ability.
"The Paths of Inland Commerce" by Archer B. Hulbert
I'd give all the quam optimes I ever got in my life to be the help Richard is to papa.
"The Daisy Chain" by Charlotte Yonge
Such was his unconquerable optimism.
"Honoré de Balzac" by Albert Keim and Louis Lumet
My word, but you've made optimism sprout all over my garden, and I thought the very roots of it were dead.
"Who Cares?" by Cosmo Hamilton
Still, when one comes to think of it, the optimism of these railroad men is remarkable.
"The Girl From Keller's" by Harold Bindloss
Mr. Brewster proceeded to the lobby in a glow of optimism and geniality.
"Indiscretions of Archie" by P. G. Wodehouse
Naturally cheerful and usually alive with the optimism of youth, the air seemed to him that night to be filled with menacing signals.
"The Star of Gettysburg" by Joseph A. Altsheler

In poetry:

It is the time to cast off care;
To make glad intimates of these:--
The frank-faced sunbeam laughing there;
The great-heart wind, that bids us share
The optimism of the trees.
"Wood-Words" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

After a Knoxville summer devoid of concerts and operatic performances, music lovers always seem to be anxious for the fall season with the giddy eagerness and optimism of a third-grader armed with fresh school supplies.
As FanFest arrives, Orioles fans' optimism more muted than last year.
The Buffalos will embark on 2012 football season full of optimism.
Maximizing Efficiency Optimizing Window Thermal Performance by Ric Jackson.
CropLife Media Group webinar presents best management practices for optimizing N application.
Watching dogs fetch in an optimal way is no less remarkable to me than if they were using calculus.
Microsoft is adjusting firmware and optimizing certain hardware components to ready its Kinect motion-sensing input device for PCs running Windows, the company said Tuesday.
One of the LBT's scopes is optimized for ultraviolet and short-visible wavelengths of light.
Sharing findings from the literature and pearls from their own experience, these authors examine pertinent considerations and keys to facilitating optimal placement of internal screw fixation in subtalar joint arthrodesis procedures.
Affiliates' 'Leno' Optimism Flagging .
A diverse group of restaurant leaders who are growing their companies with energy and optimism, producing strong results, has been selected as the 2012 Nation's Restaurant News Golden Chain Award winners.
Earth-Like Planet Found With Optimal Conditions for Life—but Does It Exist.
Techint Goodfellow Technologies Inc (Mississauga, Ontario) has commissioned two Goodfellow EFSOP™ (Expert Furnace System Optimization Process) systems.
As parents, nothing seems more important than creating and maintaining optimal health for our children.
BRIDGETON — Despite a shaky weather forecast on Friday, Cohansey RiverFest and CrabFest organizers continued preparing for Saturday's events with optimism that storms wouldn't force another cancellation this year.

In science:

If the data is correctly The first possibility, on which improvement may be based, is regularization. modeled as Gaussians, then covariance regularization using the optimal shrinkage parameter (i.e. rLDA) should be optimal, since LDA is optimal for Gaussians.
Two Projection Pursuit Algorithms for Machine Learning under Non-Stationarity
This comparison shows that our optimal test much improves the combination of the optimal measurement for estimation and the classical optimal test in the test (H-1).
Quantum hypothesis testing for quantum Gaussian states: Quantum analogues of chi-square, t and F tests
These are convex optimization problems, and thus global optimal solutions can be obtained by naive optimization.
Semi-Supervised Learning of Class Balance under Class-Prior Change by Distribution Matching
In both biological evolution and radical interpretation there is an optimization process occurring, in biological evolution it is the optimization of a species to fit its environment through natural selection, in radical interpretation it is the optimization of the correspondence between intensions and extensions.
Does Meaning Evolve?
Hence, recursive optimality is a kind of local optimality in which the policy at each node is optimal given the policies of its children.
Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning with the MAXQ Value Function Decomposition