Meaning of “minimal” in the English Dictionary

"minimal" in British English

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(Definition of “minimal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"minimal" in American English

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minimaladjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈmɪn·ə·məl/

as small as possible:

Fortunately, damage to the heart was minimal.

(Definition of “minimal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"minimal" in Business English

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minimaladjective

uk /ˈmɪnɪməl/ us

very small in amount:

The chances of losing money are minimal.
The service will be provided for free, or at minimal cost.

(Definition of “minimal” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)