# minimal surface

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## English[edit]

### Noun[edit]

**minimal surface** (*plural* **minimal surfaces**)

- (mathematics) Any surface that has the least possible surface area of those into which it could transform; typically the shapes of soap bubbles that span wire frames
- (mathematics) Any surface of vanishing mean curvature. Includes, but is not restricted to, surfaces of minimal area, as given by some boundary conditions.