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Related to minima: minimax
A plural of minimum.
a plural of minimum
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.
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]