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Meaning of MINIMUM

Pronunciation:  'minumum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the point on a curve where the tangent changes from negative on the left to positive on the right
  2. [n]  the smallest possible quantity
  3. [adj]  the least possible; "needed to enforce minimal standards"; "her grades were minimal"; "minimum wage"; "a minimal charge for the service"

MINIMUM is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: borderline, bottom, least, lower limit, lowest, marginal, minimal, negligible, nominal, smallest, stripped, stripped-down, token(a), tokenish
 Antonyms: maximal, maximum, maximum, maximum, upper limit
 See Also: extremum, limit, peak, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Min"i*mum\, n.; pl. {Minima}. [L., fr. minimus. See
The least quantity assignable, admissible, or possible, in a
given case; hence, a thing of small consequence; -- opposed
to {maximum}.

{Minimum thermometer}, a thermometer for recording the lowest
   temperature since its last adjustment.

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