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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"

Wiktionary

  1. minimumnoun

    The lowest limit.

    Etymology: From minimus

  2. minimumnoun

    The smallest amount.

    Etymology: From minimus

  3. minimumnoun

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

    Etymology: From minimus

  4. minimumnoun

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

    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

    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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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. Atari founder Nolan Bushnell:

    Business is a good game - lots of competition and a minimum of rules. You keep score with money.

  2. The President:

    I can't tell you. I don't know. There are a few scholars who say it will and others who say it's not likely to, but at a minimum, by the time it gets litigated, it will probably give some additional time while we're getting that $ 45 billion out to people who are in fact behind in the rent and don't have the money.

  3. Renzo Olivari:

    At the beginning of his time as governor, Terry McAuliffe faced a state budget prepared by his Republican predecessor that did not end up having enough revenue to cover the operating expenses. Not having enough revenues to cover expenses is the definition of a deficit, thanks to Terry's strong leadership, Virginia created 200,000 good-paying jobs, created 1,100 economic development projects, and increased personal income 14%. While Glenn Youngkin will deny hardworking Virginians a $15 [per] hour minimum wage, Terry will fight to increase it by 2024 and make sure our Commonwealth has the strongest post-COVID economy in the country.

  4. German Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    This joint European asylum system cannot just exist on paper but must also exist in practice - I say that because it lays out minimum standards for accommodating refugees and the task of registering refugees.

  5. Valentin Popov:

    The prestige and attractiveness of the profession have declined very seriously because of the low wages, the starting (monthly) salary of a policeman and a fire-fighter is only 662 levs ($383) before taxes. The minimum and the average wage in the country rose by more than 50 percent in the last eight or nine years while the salaries in the interior ministry rose by only 15 percent in the same period.

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