minima


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min·i·ma

 (mĭn′ə-mə)
n.
A plural of minimum.

minima

(ˈmɪnɪmə)
n
a plural of minimum

min•i•mum

(ˈmɪn ə məm)

n., pl. -mums, -ma (-mə),
adj. n.
1. the least amount possible, allowable, or the like.
2. the lowest amount, value, or degree attained or recorded.
3. Math.
a. the value of a function at a certain point in its domain, which is less than or equal to the values at all other points in the immediate vicinity of the point.
b. the point at which a minimum occurs.
adj.
4. of or being a minimum.
[1655–65; < Latin, neuter of minimus smallest, least. See minor]
Translations
References in classic literature ?
But Barbicane had furnished himself with a spirit thermometer on Wafferdin's system, which gives the minima of excessively low temperatures.