Optimism vs Optimization - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between optimism and optimization

is that optimism is a tendency to expect the best, or at least, a favourable outcome while optimization is the design and operation of a system or process to make it as good as possible in some defined sense.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

optimism

English

Noun

(en-noun) (wikipedia optimism)
  • a tendency to expect the best, or at least, a favourable outcome
  • I love her youth, her beauty and above all her optimism that everything will turn out fine.
  • the doctrine that this world is the best of all possible worlds
  • the belief that good will eventually triumph over evil
  • Antonyms

    * pessimism

    Derived terms

    * optimist

    optimization

    English

    Alternative forms

    * optimisation

    Noun

    (wikipedia optimization) (en noun)
  • the design and operation of a system or process to make it as good as possible in some defined sense
  • Derived terms

    * optimization problem * continuous optimization * combinatorial optimization * convex optimization * discrete optimization * global optimization * stochastic optimization * unconstrained optimization

    See also

    * linear programming