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English definition of “minimum”

minimum

noun [C usually singular]     /ˈmɪn.ɪ.məm/ (plural minimums or specialized minima) (written abbreviation min.)
B1 the smallest amount or number allowed or possible : Wage increases are being kept to a minimum because of the recession . Pat hoped that her 80th birthday would pass with the minimum of fuss . We need a minimum of ten people to play this game . → Opposite maximum nounMaximum and minimum
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