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- n. A student who graduates with second class ("senior optime") or third class ("junior optime") honours in Mathematics, or (loosely) in any other subject.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of those who stand in the second rank of honors, immediately after the wranglers, in the University of Cambridge, England. They are divided into senior and junior optimes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the University of Cambridge, England, one of those in the second or third grade of honors in mathematics, the wranglers constituting the first rank, and the senior and junior optimes the second and third respectively.
From Latin optimē ‘very well’, in the phrase optime disputasti ‘you have disputed very well’ (formerly used in reporting results at Cambridge). (Wiktionary)