subminimal

adjective

sub·​min·​i·​mal ˌsəb-ˈmi-nə-məl How to pronounce subminimal (audio)
variants or sub-minimal
: smaller than the minimum that is required for a particular result
a subminimal stimulus

Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subminimal was in 1882

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“Subminimal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subminimal. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

subminimal

adjective
sub·​min·​i·​mal -ˈmin-ə-məl How to pronounce subminimal (audio)
: smaller than the minimum that is required for a particular result
a subminimal stimulus

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