minimum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin minimus (least, smallest)

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Noun[edit]

minimum (plural minimums or minima)

  1. The lowest limit.
    We prefer candidates with a minimum of 4 years experience in the field.
    We need a minimum of 3 fully-qualified staff members on duty at all time.
  2. The smallest amount.
    He always tries to get away with doing the minimum.
    Please keep noise to a minimum after 11 o'clock
  3. (astronomy) A period of minimum brightness or energy intensity (of a star).
    The Maunder minimum of the Sun reportedly corresponded to a period of great cold on Earth.
  4. (analysis) A lower bound of a set which is also an element of that set.
  5. (statistics) The smallest member of a batch or sample or the lower bound of a probability distribution.

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  • Minima is more common plural for the technical senses.

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Adjective[edit]

minimum (not comparable)

  1. To the lowest degree.

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

minimum n

  1. minimum

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French[edit]

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minimum m (plural minimums or minima)

  1. minimum

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  • The 1990 spelling reform recommends that the plural of minimum should be minimums.

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

minimum

  1. nominative neuter singular of minimus

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mǐnimum/
  • Hyphenation: mi‧ni‧mum

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mìnimum m (Cyrillic spelling мѝнимум)

  1. minimum

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Swedish[edit]

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minimum n

  1. minimum

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