Definitions for: Minimum


[n] the point on a curve where the tangent changes from negative on the left to positive on the right
[n] the smallest possible quantity
[adj] the least possible; "needed to enforce minimal standards"; "her grades were minimal"; "minimum wage"; "a minimal charge for the service"



Webster (1913) Definition: Min"i*mum, n.; pl. Minima. [L., fr. minimus. See
Minim.]
The least quantity assignable, admissible, or possible, in a
given case; hence, a thing of small consequence; -- opposed
to maximum.

Minimum thermometer, a thermometer for recording the lowest
temperature since its last adjustment.

Synonyms: borderline, bottom, least, lower limit, lowest, marginal, minimal, negligible, nominal, smallest, stripped, stripped-down, token(a), tokenish

Antonyms: maximal, maximum, maximum, maximum, upper limit

See Also: extremum, limit, peak, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

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