minimum
Pronunciation Noun

minimum (plural minimums or minima)

  1. The lowest limit.
    We prefer candidates with a minimum of 4 years experience in the field.
    We need a minimum of three staff members on duty at all time.
  2. The smallest amount.
    He always tries to get away with doing the minimum.
    Please keep noise to a minimum after 11 o'clock
  3. (astronomy) A period of minimum brightness or energy intensity (of a star).
    The Maunder minimum of the Sun reportedly corresponded to a period of great cold on Earth.
  4. (analysis) A lower bound of a set which is also an element of that set.
  5. (statistics) The smallest member of a batch or sample or the lower bound of a probability distribution.
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minimum (not comparable)

  1. To the lowest degree.
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