I'd like to use a single word or an idiomatic expression to express that the school's breaks are well-spaced and not too many. Is there an adjective that mean just the appropriate number?

  • I'm sure someone can think of one, but I can't at the moment. Any of the ways you've already described it would be fine. Aug 6, 2021 at 7:16
  • A good starting point for answering these questions is to begin with the word in your language, and use a bilingual dictionary to give suggestions of possible words. If no such word exists in your language then you might be lucky, there might be a word in English, but probably not. Would a phrase like "ideal number of" work for you?
    – James K
    Aug 6, 2021 at 7:44

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You could use optimum/optimal

best; most likely to bring success or advantage; best; the best or most effective possible in a particular situation (Cambridge)

As in this medical article:

Is there an optimum number of night shifts?

You could say that the school's breaks have optimal frequency or distribution.


Many options:

There are the ...

  • perfect
  • ideal
  • appropriate
  • right
  • correct
  • optimal

... number of breaks

You need to describe the number not the breaks. So I don't think that there is an expression The breaks are .

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