This question is more philology than engineering.
As a non native speaker, I am looking for a word in english to describe a tool that has reached its perfection. So it is a synonym for "perfection", but in context of tool development. Another synonym for that is "utopic", but I think it is used more to describe something non-materialistic, like a social way.
But "utopic" is the word which I would intuitively use in this case. So it should stand for a tool which solves specific task and with time becomes 'single' and cannot be improved further, simply because nothing better can exist in principle.
Simple examples for utopic things:
- A ball bearing: one can experiment with materials, number of balls, but the principle will be always the same, no matter how far the human knowledge will develop.
- A drill bit: one can use different sizes, materials, configuration, but the principle stays the same.
Question: How such a thing can be called in english? Probably some recommendation for reading about similar things as described above?
I must say I don't know such a word in my native language as well, so I would use a derivative of the word "utopic".