Etymology
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satisfice (v.)

1560s, transitive, "to satisfy" (implied in satisficed), altered from satisfy by influence of its Latin root satisfacere. A Northern English colloquial word; the modern use in the sense of "do just enough to meet" (requirements, etc.) is by c. 1956 and might be an independent formation. Related: Satisficing.

updated on December 31, 2021

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Definitions of satisfice from WordNet

satisfice (v.)
decide on and pursue a course of action satisfying the minimum requirements to achieve a goal;
optimization requires processes that are more complex than those needed to merely satisfice
Synonyms: satisfise
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