AskDefine | Define optional

Dictionary Definition

optional adj : possible but not necessary; left to personal choice [ant: obligatory]

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  1. Not compulsory; left to personal choice; elective.
    On that beach clothing is entirely optional.


not compulsory
  • Danish: valgfrit
  • Finnish: valinnainen
  • French: optionnel
  • German: optional, wahlfrei

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