What does minimum mean?

Definitions for minimumˈmɪn ə məm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word minimum.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. minimum, lower limit(noun)

    the smallest possible quantity

  2. minimum(adj)

    the point on a curve where the tangent changes from negative on the left to positive on the right

  3. minimal, minimum(adj)

    the least possible

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


  1. minimum(Noun)

    The lowest limit.

  2. minimum(Noun)

    The smallest amount.

  3. minimum(Noun)

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

  4. minimum(Noun)

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

  5. Origin: From minimus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Minimum(noun)

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. minimum

    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.

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

  4. Adjectives Frequency

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. One Bush bundler:

    He made minimum of $14 million.

  2. Grant Duwe:

    The 61% is actually a minimum estimate.

  3. Marco Rubio:

    I don't believe the minimum wage law works.

  4. Christopher Granville:

    They are going to do the minimum necessary.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I would say a minimum of one year, maybe two years.

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