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noun min·i·mum \ˈmi-nə-məm\

Simple Definition of minimum

  • : the lowest number or amount that is possible or allowed

Full Definition of minimum

plural min·i·maplay \-nə-mə\ or min·i·mums

  1. 1 :  the least quantity assignable, admissible, or possible

  2. 2 :  the least of a set of numbers; specifically :  the smallest value assumed by a continuous function defined on a closed interval

  3. 3 a :  the lowest degree or amount of variation (as of temperature) reached or recorded b :  the lowest speed allowed on a highway

minimum adjective

Origin of minimum

Latin, neuter of minimus smallest; akin to Latin minor smaller — more at minor


First Known Use: 1674

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