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Meaning of MINIMAL

Pronunciation:  'minumul

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  the least possible; "needed to enforce minimal standards"; "her grades were minimal"; "minimum wage"; "a minimal charge for the service"

MINIMAL is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: borderline, bottom, least, lowest, marginal, minimum, negligible, nominal, smallest, stripped, stripped-down, token(a), tokenish
 Antonyms: maximal, maximum



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Min"i*mal\, a.
Of, pertaining to, or having a character of, a minim or
minimum; least; smallest; as, a minimal amount or value.

Thesaurus Terms
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