minimum, lower limit(noun)
the smallest possible quantity
the point on a curve where the tangent changes from negative on the left to positive on the right
the least possible
"needed to enforce minimal standards"; "her grades were minimal"; "minimum wage"; "a minimal charge for the service"
The lowest limit.
The smallest amount.
A lower bound of a set which is also an element of that set.
The smallest member of a batch or sample or the lower bound of a probability distribution.
Origin: From minimus
the least quantity assignable, admissible, or possible, in a given case; hence, a thing of small consequence; -- opposed to maximum
Origin: [L., fr. minimus. See Minim.]
A specific amount or limit allowed or permitted by law, legislation or authority.
The minimum wage allowed by law to be paid to workers is set at different rates in different countries.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'minimum' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3366
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'minimum' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2929
Rank popularity for the word 'minimum' in Nouns Frequency: #1772
Rank popularity for the word 'minimum' in Adjectives Frequency: #447
The numerical value of minimum in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of minimum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If we raise minimum wage, most minimum wage workers are women ... that'll help.
Marriage is like vitamins we supplement each other's minimum daily requirements.
Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.Lat., Seize the day, put no trust in tomorrow.
And the practice has been, 'We won't trigger the doubling of the mandatory minimum if you plea, but we will if you go to trial,'.
Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum.
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Translations for minimum
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- الحد الأدنىArabic
- minimal, MinimumGerman
- حداقل, مینیممPersian
- 極小, 最低, 最小Japanese
- минимальный, минимумRussian
- tối thiểuVietnamese
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