Definition of 'optional'
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An optional charge for passes may apply. The Sun (2016)You will be charged directly by your holiday park but remember, these passes are optional. The Sun (2016)Remember, entertainment and clubroom passes are optional. The Sun (2016)She slammed an international company'that treats tax laws as an optional extra '. The Sun (2016)This recipe has optional extras for when you feel like something more substantial. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This one had the optional extra yellow stitching that made it look snazzy. The Sun (2006)The original is served with a mustard and shallot sauce as an optional extra. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The hotel had a lot of optional extras. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the most impressive changes are the technological ones and they are all optional extras. The Sun (2008)You will be charged directly by your park but remember passes are optional. The Sun (2016)An optional charge for passes may apply. The Sun (2016)Qualifying round has compulsory routine and optional routine. The Sun (2012)In some countries wearing seat belts is not compulsory and insurance optional. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And don't forget to factor in the expense of all optional extras. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You will be charged directly by your holiday park but remember, these passes are optional. The Sun (2016)A tiny solar panel to charge the battery is an optional extra. Times, Sunday Times (2008)These passes are optional but may be required for access to facilities such as pools, bars and restaurants. The Sun (2009)As the sports sections of the nationals began to grow, news editors realised that sport was not an optional extra. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Remember, though, that the passes are optional. The Sun (2011)Once a cornerstone of the Hollywood edifice, musicals have become an optional accessory. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Remember, these passes are optional but may be required for access to facilities such as pools, bars and restaurants. The Sun (2008)These are shown per person per night with each park listing but these passes are optional, so you don't have to buy them. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'optional'
British English: optional /ˈɒpʃənl/ ADJECTIVE
If something is optional, you can choose whether or not you do it or have it.
Optional fees include cooking tuition.
- American English: optional
- Arabic: اِخْتِيَارِيٌّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: opcional
- Chinese: 可选择的
- Croatian: neobavezan
- Czech: volitelný
- Danish: valgfri
- Dutch: optioneel
- European Spanish: opcional
- Finnish: valinnainen
- French: optionnel
- German: freiwillig
- Greek: προαιρετικός
- Italian: facoltativo
- Japanese: 自由選択の
- Korean: 자유선택의
- Norwegian: valgfri
- Polish: opcjonalny
- European Portuguese: opcional
- Romanian: opțional
- Russian: необязательный
- Spanish: opcional
- Swedish: valfri
- Thai: ซึ่งเป็นทางเลือก
- Turkish: isteğe bağlı
- Ukrainian: не обов'язковий
- Vietnamese: tùy chọn
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