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minimum

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈmɪn.ɪ.məm/ ( plural minimums or specialized minima ) ( written abbreviation min.) us  
B1 the smallest amount or number allowed or possible: Wage increases are being kept to a minimum because of the recession. Let's hope we can get the job done with a minimum of interference. We need a minimum of ten people to play this game.
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adjective uk   /ˈmɪn.ɪ.məm/ ( written abbreviation min.) us  
B1 used to describe something that is the smallest or least allowed or possible: This certificate is the minimum qualification required to teach English in most language schools. 18 is the minimum age for entering most nightclubs.

minimum

adverb uk   /ˈmɪn.ɪ.məm/ ( written abbreviation min.) us  
at the least: She thinks that you should do three exercise classes a week minimum.
Translations of “minimum”
in Korean 최소의…
in Arabic أَدْنى حَدّ…
in French minimum…
in Turkish en az, asgari, en aşağı…
in Italian minimo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 最小值, 最少量, 最低限度…
in Russian минимальный…
in Polish minimalny…
in Spanish mínimo…
in Portuguese mínimo…
in German Mindest-……
in Catalan mínim…
in Japanese 最低の, 最小限の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 最小值, 最少量, 最低限度…
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