absolute minimum

noun

Definition of absolute minimum

mathematics

  1. :  the smallest value that a mathematical function can have over its entire curve (see 3curve 5a) The function defined by y = 3 - x has an absolute maximum M = 2 and an absolute minimum m = O on the interval 1 < x < 3. — John A. Tierney, Calculus & Analytic Geometry, 1968 — compare minimum 3b

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First Known Use of absolute minimum

1810


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