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- minimise (non-Oxford British spelling)
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmɪn.ɪ.maɪz/, /ˈmɪn.ə.maɪz/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmɪn.ɨ.maɪz/, /ˈmɪn.əˌmaɪz/
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- (transitive) To make (something) smaller or as small as possible; shrink; reduce.
- We have to minimize the budget.
- Try to minimize your biases.
- (transitive) To relegate or assign (something) to a less insignificant status; diminish.
- The insurance adjuster tried to minimize the extent of the damage to lessen the company's exposure to liability.
- (computing, transitive, graphical user interface) To remove (a window) from the main display area, collapsing it to an icon or caption.
- I didn't close anything, but I minimized all the windows so I could see the desktop.
- (transitive) To treat (someone) in a slighting manner.
- 1993, Jan McDaniel, One Golden Summer, page 95:
- […] father who had never openly minimized him or anything he did […]
To make small as possible
(computing) To cause a window to disappear