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ˈmɪn ə məlmin·i·mal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. minimal, minimumadjective

    the least possible

    "needed to enforce minimal standards"; "her grades were minimal"; "minimum wage"; "a minimal charge for the service"


  1. minimaladjective

    The smallest possible amount, quantity, or degree.

    Etymology: From minimum

  2. minimaladjective

    characterised by the use of simple form or structures.

    Etymology: From minimum

  3. minimaladjective

    characterised by the repetition and gradual alteration of short phrases.

    Etymology: From minimum


  1. Minimal

    "Minimal" is a song by British synthpop band Pet Shop Boys and is featured on their 2006 album Fundamental. It was released 24 July 2006 as the second single from that album in the UK, entering the UK Singles Chart at #19 in the first week of its release. It was their 37th Top 20 hit in the UK. The B-side "In Private" is a new version of a song originally written for Dusty Springfield, this time recorded as a duet between Neil Tennant and Elton John.

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'minimal' in Adjectives Frequency: #807

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of minimal in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of minimal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of minimal in a Sentence

  1. Roger Kay:

    The designers of technology explicitly made their devices/services/software addictive because that is a great business model, marketing expense is minimal once the user is hooked. In fact, addictive drugs and technology are practically the only domains where we call customers' users'.

  2. Ehsan Khoman:

    By declaring... the U.S. will be instituting the highest level of sanctions against Iran - adding that any country that aids Iran will also be sanctioned - President Trump is clearly articulating that he has minimal desire in an alternative agreement with Iran.

  3. Proverb:

    A minimal error at the start leads to a wide divergence in the distance

  4. Ahmed Yehia:

    We will continue to rethink many of our recipes in Singapore to reduce sugar, because while sugar in moderation is fine, we agree that too much of it is not good for anyone, we foresee minimal impact on our portfolio from this announcement.

  5. Virginia Beach Police:

    I can tell you that it was a long gunbattle between those four officers and that suspect, many times when we talk about an officer-involved shooting situation it may be minimal rounds by the suspect and by the police officers. This was well beyond that.

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