[ UK /ˈɒpʃənə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈɑpʃənəɫ, ˈɔpʃənəɫ/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. possible but not necessary; left to personal choice
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How To Use optional In A Sentence

  • Does the plain, unsugared doughy type bagel look alike surpass the overly decorated with hundreds and thousands and pumped full of sweet chemicals with optional coating of chocolate (half dipped) Tescos Express doughnut win every time? Rabbit Stew. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG
  • The Stabat Mater has been retained as an optional Sequence for September 15 in the reformed Roman Missal and as the hymn for the Office of Readings, Morning Prayer, and Evening Prayer in the new Liturgy of Hours. Archive 2009-04-01
  • It scales brilliantly, degrades gracefully, supports optional categories and ‘beaming,’ and is configurable to an unlimited number of options.
  • Nails are optional and if offered should be high-end nail services like a spa pedicure with foot mask, massage, exfoliation and footbath.
  • Nails are optional and if offered should be high-end nail services like a spa pedicure with foot mask, massage, exfoliation and footbath.
  • The tourists can merely hire Qualis, and the services of a hostess are optional.
  • Vulnerability is not weakness, and the uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure we face every day are not optional. Our only choice is a question of engagement. Our willingness to own and engage with our vulnerability determines the depth of our courage and the clarity of our purpose; the level to which we protect ourselves from being vulnerable is a measure of our fear and disconnection. Brene Brown 
  • Sex education is a sensitive area for some parents, and thus it should remain optional.
  • The task also has a start node, however, this node is optional and does not change the execution semantics of the task, which can only begin execution when the input is available.
  • The polymer blends may optionally include an inorganic filler.
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