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## min·i·mum

(mĭn′ə-məm)
n. pl. min·i·mums or min·i·ma (-mə)
1.
a. The least possible quantity or degree.
b. The lowest degree or amount reached or recorded; the lower limit of variation.
2. A lower limit permitted by law or other authority.
3. A sum of money set by a nightclub or restaurant as the least amount each patron must spend on food and drink.
4. Mathematics
a. The smallest number in a finite set of numbers.
b. A value of a function that is less than any other value of the function over a specific interval.
Of, consisting of, or representing the lowest possible amount or degree permissible or attainable.

[Latin, from neuter of minimus, least; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

## minimum

(ˈmɪnɪməm)
n, pl -mums or -ma (-mə)
1. the least possible amount, degree, or quantity
2. the least amount recorded, allowed, or reached: the minimum in our temperature record this month was 50°.
3. (modifier) being the least possible, recorded, allowed, etc: minimum age.
4. (Mathematics) maths a value of a function that is less than any neighbouring value
of or relating to a minimum or minimums
[C17: from Latin: smallest thing, from minimus least]

## min•i•mum

(ˈmɪn ə məm)

n., pl. -mums, -ma (-mə),
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.
4. of or being a minimum.
[1655–65; < Latin, neuter of minimus smallest, least. See minor]

## min·i·mum

(mĭn′ə-məm)
1. The lowest known or lowest possible number, measure, quantity, or degree.
2. Mathematics The lowest value of a function, if it has such a value.
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## minimum

1. lowest, smallest, least, slightest, minimal, least possible, littlest He was only five feet nine, the minimum height for a policeman.
lowest
noun
1. lowest, least, depth, slightest, lowest level, nadir, bottom level She has cut her teaching hours to a minimum.

## minimum

Comprising the least possible:
Translations
أدْنى حَدالحد الأدْنىالْـحَدُّ الْأَدْنَى
minimálníminimum
minimumminimum-
minimivähimmäis-
minimumnajmanji
minimum
lágmarklágmarks-

최소최소의
labai menkasmažinti iki minimumominimalusminimumassumažinti iki minimumo
minimālsminimums
minimum
najmanj
lägstaminimum
จำนวนน้อยที่สุดต่ำที่สุด
en azen az miktarminimum
lượng tối thiểutối thiểu

## minimum

[ˈmɪnɪməm]
A. ADJ [amount, charge, age, temperature] → mínimo
B. N (minimums or minima (pl)) →
to reduce sth to a minimumreducir algo al mínimo
to keep costs down to a or the minimummantener los costos al mínimo
he's someone who always does the bare minimumes una persona que siempre sigue la ley del mínimo esfuerzo
with a minimum of effortcon un mínimo de esfuerzo
with the minimum of clothingsin apenas ropa
C. CPD minimum lending rate N
minimum wage N

## minimum

[ˈmɪnɪməm]
n [minima] (pl) →
to reduce sth to a minimum →
to keep sth to a minimum →
a minimum of (= at least) → un minimum de
to do sth with a minimum of fuss → faire qch sans faire d'histoire
three months minimum (= at least three months) → trois mois au minimum
The minimum age for driving is 17 → L'âge minimum pour conduire est dix-sept ans.
with minimum effort → avec un minimum d'efforts
the minimum amount → le moins possible
We try to spend the minimum amount of time on the garden → minimum lending rate n

## minimum

nMinimum nt; the temperature fell to a minimum of 5 degreesdie Temperatur fiel auf Tiefstwerte von 5 Grad; with a minimum of inconveniencemit einem Minimum an Unannehmlichkeiten; what is the minimum you will accept?was ist für Sie das Minimum or der Mindestbetrag?; a minimum of 2 hours/£50/10 peoplemindestens 2 Stunden/£ 50/10 Leute; to keep something to a or the minimumetw auf ein Minimum beschränken; to reduce something to a minimumetw auf ein Minimum or Mindestmaß reduzieren; at a or the minimum (= at least)mindestens
adj attrMindest-; minimum ageMindestalter nt; minimum chargeMindestgebühr f; to achieve maximum possible profits from minimum possible expenditure; the minimum expenditure will be …; minimum temperatureTiefsttemperatur f; a minimum level of discontentein Mindestmaß nt; the minimum level of aluminium in the bodydie Mindestmenge von Aluminium im Körper

## minimum

[ˈmɪnɪməm]
1. n (minimums or minima (pl)) → minimo
he does the minimum of work →
to reduce to a minimum →
the minimum temperature → la (temperatura) minima
minimum wage →

## minimum

smallest or lowest (possible, obtained, recorded etc). the minimum temperature last night.
nounplurals ˈminimums, ~ˈminima (-mə)
the smallest possible number, quantity etc or the lowest level. Tickets will cost a minimum of \$20.
very small indeed. minimal expense.
ˈminimize, ˈminimise verb
1. to make as little as possible. to minimize the danger.
2. to cause to seem little or unimportant. He minimized the help he had received.

## minimum

minimální, minimum minimum minimi, vähimmäis- minimum, najmanji 最小の, 最小限 최소, 최소의 lägsta, minimum จำนวนน้อยที่สุด, ต่ำที่สุด lượng tối thiểu, tối thiểu

## minimum

adj & n (pl -mums) mínimo
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