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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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Even where not expressly required by law, data minimization can reduce spending as well as the cost of remediating a cyberattack.
As for the future activities of the committee, he noted that trade facilitation, as well as minimization of contacts between customs officers and business representatives will be the main objectives of the committee.
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It was established that the relationship between the two project managers is central to the construction phase itself, which is characterized by risk minimization. During this phase, the project owner and contractor play subsidiary roles, which offers an interesting challenge to the principal-agent theory because both project managers are agents, and there is no contract between them.
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