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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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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.
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