Definition of suboptimization in English:

suboptimization

noun

Business
  • The optimizing of an individual part or department within an organization, rather than the organization as a whole; an instance of this.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in The American Economic Review. From sub- + optimization.

Pronunciation

suboptimization

/ˌsʌbɒptɪmʌɪˈzeɪʃn/