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tr.v. min·i·mized, min·i·miz·ing, min·i·miz·es
1. To reduce to the smallest possible amount, extent, size, or degree.
2. To represent as having the least degree of importance, value, or size: minimized the magnitude of the crisis.

[From minimum.]

min′i·mi·za′tion (-mĭ-zā′shən) n.
min′i·miz′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.minimization - the act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or positionminimization - the act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position
reduction, step-down, diminution, decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
tax avoidance - the minimization of tax liability by lawful methods
maximation, maximisation, maximization - the act of raising to the highest possible point or condition or position


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Start-ups who have limited knowledge of regulatory requirements, as well as contract manufacturers and consultants whose input is sought for risk minimization from a TSE-safety standpoint and adherence to regulatory requirements will also benefit.
Table 1 clearly indicates that, under a Black-Scholes model, risk minimization hedging using the underlying is better than delta hedging since the former minimizes risk under the assumption that hedging portfolio is rebalanced at the specified times.
Global Electric Electronic Processing (GEEP), headquartered in Barrie, Ontario, was presented with a silver award for Waste Diversion Program Operator at this year's Ontario Waste Minimization Awards held recently in Toronto.
Eighty-seven institutions participated in different contests, such as the "Per Capita Classic," to see which school collects the largest amount of acceptable recyclables per person, and "Waste Minimization," to determine which school produces the least amount of municipal solid waste (including both recyclables and trash) per person.
The project's three-year objective is to deliver a baseline study of the technical and economic results of a small pilot plant installed at a pulp mill with a special focus on waste minimization of the milling process.
2005) The energy-minimization bias: learning to compensate for the intrinsic influence of inherent energy minimization mechanisms.
FDA recommends that advisory committees weigh in on whether a risk minimization action plan is appropriate for a particular drug, The Pink Sheet reports.
The tire release agents are said to offer such advantages as excellent release properties and lubricity, as well as outstanding high-temperature resistance thanks to silicone components; minimization of the tire reject rate due to high, continuously monitored quality; time-saving, since the agents can be used directly from the original container; as solvent-free, water-based dispersions, the agents are physiologically inert and environmentally compatible; and cost-cutting due to low material consumption, according to the literature.
EPA's Resource Conservation Challenge's (RCC) voluntary National Waste Minimization Program, a national effort designed to find flexible and more protective ways to conserve valuable resources through pollution prevention, waste reduction and energy recovery activities that will improve public health and the environment.
Although repairing balance sheets is the right and responsible thing to do for individual corporations, when a large number of companies shift their priorities from profit maximization to debt minimization all at the same time, a fallacy of composition problem is created where Adam Smith's invisible hand works in the opposite direction by shrinking both the economy and the money supply.
AICPA Comments Zero in on Ambiguity in Approach, Tax Minimization
However, Abbott adds, food standards can only play a part in controlling cadmium exposure; improving primary commodity production practices must also be part of an overall cadmium minimization strategy.