Definitions for minimumˈmɪn ə məmmin·i·mum

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1. minimum, lower limitnoun

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"

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1. minimumnoun

The lowest limit.

2. minimumnoun

The smallest amount.

3. minimumnoun

A lower bound of a set which is also an element of that set.

4. minimumnoun

The smallest member of a batch or sample or the lower bound of a probability distribution.

5. Etymology: From minimus

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1. minimum

In mathematical analysis, the maxima and minima (the respective plurals of maximum and minimum) of a function, known collectively as extrema (the plural of extremum), are the largest and smallest value of the function, either within a given range (the local or relative extrema), or on the entire domain (the global or absolute extrema). Pierre de Fermat was one of the first mathematicians to propose a general technique, adequality, for finding the maxima and minima of functions. As defined in set theory, the maximum and minimum of a set are the greatest and least elements in the set, respectively. Unbounded infinite sets, such as the set of real numbers, have no minimum or maximum.

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1. minimum

Minimum refers to the smallest or lowest quantity, degree, or value achievable or recorded in a set of data, series, or range. It can also refer to the lowest limit or point, or the least amount required or permitted.

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1. Minimumnoun

the least quantity assignable, admissible, or possible, in a given case; hence, a thing of small consequence; -- opposed to maximum

2. Etymology: [L., fr. minimus. See Minim.]

British National Corpus

1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'minimum' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3366

2. Written Corpus Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'minimum' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2929

3. Nouns Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'minimum' in Nouns Frequency: #1772

Rank popularity for the word 'minimum' in Adjectives Frequency: #447

Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of minimum in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of minimum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of minimum in a Sentence

1. We understand the need to consensus-build, and for small island developing states we have achieved our minimum -- minimum -- asks with regard to key issues.

2. 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.

3. Marriage is like vitamins we supplement each other's minimum daily requirements.

4. Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.Lat., Seize the day, put no trust in tomorrow.

5. The person with a fixed goal, a clear picture of his desire, or an ideal always before him, causes it, through repetition, to be buried deeply in his subconscious mind and is thus enabled, thanks to its generative and sustaining power, to realize his goal in a minimum of time and with a minimum of physical effort. Just pursue the thought unceasingly. Step by step you will achieve realization, for all your faculties and powers become directed to that end.

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Translations for minimum

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• குறைந்தபட்ச
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