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minimal

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adjective min·i·mal \ˈmi-nə-məl\

Simple Definition of minimal

  • : very small or slight in size or amount

Full Definition of minimal

  1. 1 :  relating to or being a minimum: as a :  the least possible <a victory won with minimal loss of life> b :  barely adequate <a minimal standard of living> c :  very small or slight <a minimal interest in art>

  2. 2 often capitalized :  of, relating to, or being minimal art or minimalism

min·i·mal·ly play \-mə-lē\ adverb

Examples of minimal

  1. The storm caused minimal damage.

  2. areas at minimal risk for flooding



1666

First Known Use of minimal

1666


Medical Dictionary

minimal

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adjective min·i·mal \ˈmin-ə-məl\

Medical Definition of minimal

  1. :  relating to or being a minimum :  constituting the least possible with respect to size, number, degree, or certain stated conditions <tuberosity fractures heal with minimal…treatment—J. S. Keene et al> <residents receive a minimal level of personal care—A. S. Oser> <side effects are minimal>





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