subminimum

adjective sub·min·i·mum \ ˌsəb-ˈmi-nə-məm \
variants: or sub-minimum
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of subminimum

: having or providing less than a specified minimum
  • The ore shipment was rejected for subminimum uranium content …
  • The New York Times
  • … like most of the other early minimum wage laws, the Massachusetts law allowed for subminimum wages[=wages below a legally fixed minimum wage] for learners and children …
  • —Clifford F. Thies

First Known Use of subminimum

1817


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