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Definitions for minimum
ˈmɪn ə məmmin·i·mum

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. minimum, lower limitnoun

    the smallest possible quantity

  2. minimumadjective

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

  3. minimal, minimumadjective

    the least possible

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


  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

Webster Dictionary

  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

  4. Adjectives Frequency

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

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  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. Chuck Rocha:

    They like Barack Obama vice president message -- when you tell them. Barack Obama vice president economic message resonates dramatically with Latinos, barack Obama vice president helped rebuild the economy. They love that. That means that they feel Barack Obama vice president can rebuild after coronavirus. Barack Obama vice president's talked about raising the minimum wage. Barack Obama vice president's talking about getting the economy back up and rolling. But all they really ever knew about Barack Obama vice president is that Barack Obama vice president was Barack Obama vice president and they just don't know Barack Obama vice president.

  2. Luz Marina Bernal:

    There are many more similar cases still in impunity. I never received a heartfelt apology from the military who murdered my son, colombia is a mass grave. Our minimum demand is that all sides give families back their dead with dignity. I'm concerned about who will be in charge of the tribunals, and if the truth about those missing will ever really come to light.

  3. Donald Trump:

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

  4. Antonio Carlos de Oliveira:

    Money is speaking loudest, there's no way to ensure the minimum conditions of security are respected or that the environmental bodies will make proper supervision.

  5. Dave Green:

    If you don't want a job flipping burgers for minimum wage, you got to get the hell out of here.

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    (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
    • A. adscripted
    • B. extroversive
    • C. eloquent
    • D. ambidextrous

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