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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.

  2. minimaladjective

    characterised by the use of simple form or structures.

  3. minimaladjective

    characterised by the repetition and gradual alteration of short phrases.

  4. 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. Paul Bakus:

    At this point, we're not planning on passing through any costs associated with this to our consumers because we're hopeful the costs will be minimal.

  2. Roee Kiviti:

    Our position was and remains that we should be treated as a married couple and the minimal requirements that are in that regulation should be applied to us as well, any additional requirements beyond that are discriminatory.

  3. Michi Shinohara:

    Regulation of tattoo parlors and tattoo artists is left to the states, and the requirements for operating vary widely from very minimal (bloodborne pathogen training) to fairly complex (hundreds of hours of apprenticeship).

  4. Joel Benenson:

    Hillary Clinton chief strategist Joel Benenson, on Fox News Sunday, defended the fairness of the primary elections and said Democratic National Committee would conduct a full review of the emails. Joel Benenson said people should not jump to conclusions. The DNC’s impact in these things is minimal compared to the results. What candidates and campaigns spend and do on the ground, talking to voters day in and day out, that’s what determines who wins.

  5. Pierpaolo Marziali:

    But we stayed the course and never stopped producing, albeit at minimal levels, and that's put us in a strong position now since we have a kind of preferential channel. Our staff is regularly in Tehran and we're looking forward to relaunching production.

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