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minimal definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: the least possible; "needed to enforce minimal standards"; "her grades were minimal"; "minimum wage"; "a minimal charge for the service" [syn: minimal, minimum] [ant: maximal, maximum]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1666 1. relating to or being a minimum: as a. the least possible <a victory won with minimal loss of life> b. barely adequate <a minimal standard of living> c. very small or slight <a minimal interest in art> 2. often capitalized of, relating to, or being minimal art or minimalism minimally adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 very minute or slight. 2 being or related to a minimum. 3 the least possible in size, duration, etc. 4 Art etc. characterized by the use of simple or primary forms or structures etc., often geometric or massive (huge minimal forms in a few colours). Derivatives: minimalism n. (in sense 4). minimally adv. (in senses 1-3). Etymology: L minimus smallest

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Minimal Min"i*mal, a. Of, pertaining to, or having a character of, a minim or minimum; least; smallest; as, a minimal amount or value.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Something that is minimal is very small in quantity, value, or degree. The co-operation between the two is minimal... One aim of these reforms is effective defence with minimal expenditure. ADJ

Moby Thesaurus

adequate, ample, baby, baby-sized, bantam, banty, barely sufficient, basal, basic, commensurate, compact, competent, corresponding, decent, diminutive, due, duodecimo, enough, equal to, essential, few, fit, fundamental, good, good enough, handy, least, littlest, lowest, miniature, miniaturized, minikin, minim, minimum, minuscule, nominal, plenty, plenty good enough, pocket, pocket-sized, pony, proportionate, satisfactory, shortest, slightest, small-scale, smallest, subminiature, substantial, sufficient, sufficient for, sufficing, suitable, tiniest, token, toy, twelvemo, up to, vest-pocket



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