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optimum population

  

      n     (Economics)   a population that is sufficiently large to provide an adequate workforce with minimal unemployment  
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optimum  
      n   pl   , -ma   , -mums  
1    a condition, degree, amount or compromise that produces the best possible result  
      adj  
2    most favourable or advantageous; best  
optimum conditions     
     (C19: from Latin: the best (thing), from optimus best; see optimism)  


optimum population  
      n     (Economics)   a population that is sufficiently large to provide an adequate workforce with minimal unemployment  

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optimum

  

      adj   A1 or A-one     (informal)   best, choicest, flawless, highest, ideal, most favourable or advantageous, optimal, peak, perfect, superlative  
  
Antonyms     
   inferior, least, lowest, minimal, poorest, worst  

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